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WALTEI^P. ^TOKES 

PHILADELPHIA, PA. 




stokes' "Floracroft" trial grounds and greenhouses at Moorestown, N. J. 

Personal to My Friends and Customers 

EED Catalogues do not count for much as literature, but there is a human side 
to them, so that each recurring season they are looked forward to with real joy. 

That little garden just outside your window m.eans so much to every lover 
of country life, not only in the health and vigor that outdoor hfe brings, but the 
real good things to eat we get from the vegetable garden, and the fragrance and beauty 
of the flowers that adorn our homes. 

I hope you will find this issue of my Catalogue helpful in every department. Many new 
varieties are offered that I am sure will be found worthy of my reputation. 

Yours for the best garden on earth 

219 Market Street, Philadelphia, /anuary, 1910 W^ALTER P STOKES 




HOW TO ORDER STOKES' STANDARD SEEDS 

SEEDS BY MAIL. The Rural Free Delivery Mail Carrier here illustrated, and thousands like him all over this whole coun- 
try, bring my seed store, with its complete equipment, right before every farmer's door. No branch of our great government has 
ever been established that has been so instantly popular and serviceable • 



to the farming communities all over the land as this Rural Free Delivery 
Service. Their daily calls keep the farmer in touch with the outside 
world in a manner which was unknown before. 

SEEDS MAILED POSTPAID. In considering my prices, both of new 
and standard garden seeds, please bear in mind that I pay the postage by 
the packet, ounce, quarter-pound, pound and pint. 

HOW TO ORDER. Please be careful to sign your name, post-office, 
county and state on each and every letter sent me. Cash should accom- 
pany the order. You may remit at my risk either by post-office order, 
bank draft, express order, or cash by registered letter. I am responsible 
for safe arriv al of the seeds, — whether sent by mail, express or freight. 

YOU RUN NO RISK in sending cash with order. My reputation as 
an honest and experienced seedsman is well known, while my financial 
responsibility can be learned by inquiry of any bank, trust company, or 
wholesale merchant who subscribes to either of the Commercial Agency 
Reports. I do not charge for bags or boxes. 

25 Cents' Worth of Seeds E-Ar/ra allowed on each $i sent 




ounces, excej^ting on cauliflow er and other seeds priced at more than 25 cents an ounce. This premium (allowed on cash orders) 
can be selected only in packets and ounces. No premium can be allowed on seeds by the quarter-pound, pound, pint, (]uart, peck 
or bushel, nor upon bulljs or plants, upon which prices are net. After making out your order, kindly figure the total value ot 
packets and ounces (priced at 25 cents per ounce or less). On this amount select your own premiums, as above, at the rate of 25 
cents on each dollar sent us for packets and ounces. 



Copyright 1909 by Walter P. Stokes 



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Stokes' Standa 



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OKES' NOVELTIES 



NOVELTIES AND SPECIALTIES FOR 1910 



The novelties and specialties annually offered by seedsmen should be of great ii)*^re.st to progressive gardeners, no 
matter how many old favorites they may have among the standard varieties. I am careful, m this department, to try 
to offer nothing but varieties, not only of real merit, but those that are an advance in quality or productiveness over the 
standard varieties that are already well known, or such as have been highly recommended by specialists or gardeners in 
whom I have confidence. I believe you will not be disappointed in any of the novelties herein offered. 

I am always glad to receive samples of any new, rare or superior varieties of garden or flower seeds from my customers, 
and will give them a earful test at my Floracroft Trial Grounds and report results at the end of the season. 




Fireball Beet 

This is akplo^did new acquisition, perfectly globe-shaped, and 
ten days to^jiR'O weeks earlier than Crosby's Egyptian. Its very 
small leaf-stalks and tiny tap-root will make it very desirable as 
an early forcing variety for market-gardeners, and for sowing in 
frames. The skin is smooth ; the flesh is solid, with a very sweet 
flavor and of an intense bright red color. Price, pkt. lo cts., oz. 
15 cts.JtXIb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 




ew Bush Bean "Keeney's" Stringless Green 
Refugee 

The Refugee has long been recognized as our most desirable 
Bean, but it has always had a slight string to the pod. In this new 
Keeney's Stringless Refugee this has been eliminated entirely, 
while the variety has lost none of its other good qualities. The 
handsome pods are nearly round in form, averaging 5 '2 inches in 
length, of a light green color, are tender, brittle, fleshy and abso- 
lutely stringless in all stages of growth. For a canning variety 
this new " stringless Refugee " will some day be the Bean. Stock 
limited, not more than one quart to one buyer. Price, pkt. 15 cts., 
,'2pt. 25 cts., pt. 40 cts., qt. 75 cts., by mail, postpaid. 





Michigan White Wax Beans 



New Fireball Beet 

New Full Measure Beans 

A New Round Green-Podded Bush Bean 

Here we have another stringless green-podded Bush 
Bean. It is the result of a cross by careful hybridization 
between the famous Yosemite Mammoth Wax and the 
old-fashioned Refugee, or 1,000 to i, and it inherits the 
good qualities of both of these famous Beans. The pods 
are 5 inches long, round, firm and tender and remain filled 
for use many days after arriving at their full size The new 
" Full Measure" Bush Bean ](j)redict will soon be one of 
our most popular varieties. Pnve, pkt. 10 cts jf^. 30 cts., 
qt. sects., by mail, postpaid; by'fes|2XesSrfrrr20 cts., qt. 
35 cts., >^pk. |i, pk. $1.85, bus. I7. 

Michigan White Wax Beans 

For years past there has been a constant demand for 
white-seeded wax Beans, and in the new Michigan White 
Wax we have attained a Bean which has the desired fea- 
tures, a white seed with golden wax pod. The vine is large, 
robust and vigorous ; foliage heavy ; handsome pods are 
produced in great abundance ; very uniform in size and 
color, which is a very attractive light golden yellow ; the 
pods are comparatively broad and meaty, without strings. 
The white seed is a distinct advantage, in that as snap 
Beans they cook without discoloring, making them more 
attractive for the table, while as a dried Bean they are 
very handsome, and as useful as any of the staple white 
Beans on the market. Price, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 35 cts., by 
mail, postpaid; by express, qt. 40 cts., >2pk. $1.25, pk. 
$2.25, bus. |8. 



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WALTEP^ P. STOKES 219 Market Street, PrabADELPHIA,RA 





/ 

Shoy Cream Table Corn 



desirable in ev 



When its merits become fully known this will be 
found one of the most popular and desirable table 
Corns in the list. It is only a few days later in matur- 
ing than Adams Early, but it has large ears and when 
pulled at the proper age is of the most delicious qual- 
ity and flavor, and with a most beautiful, snow-white 
appearance. 

Snow Cream Table Corn is tender and sweet 
and makes the most handsome table Com to be found. 
It is very prolific, having two to three ears to a stalk, 
and is a rank, strong grower, not bothered with 
worms or smut. 

Snow Cream Table Corn is just the right size 
ears, generally 7 to 8 inches in length and from 12 to 
14 rows of broad, attractive grains well filled to the 
tip, and it will produce more salable ears to the acre 
than any other variety of Corn. I feel that I can nut 
recommend this variety too highly, particularly to my 
market-gardener customers who want a Corn, early, 
of good size that will please their most particular 
trade. It will be found exceedingly profitable and 



ery w^. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25cts., qt. 40 cts., postpaid ; by express or freight (not prepaid) qt. 30c., pk. $1.75. 

Silver Self-blanching Celery 

The most popular Celeries are Golden Self-blanch- 
ing and White Plume, and this grand new Silver Self- 
blanching Celery combines in one variety the essen- 
tial qualities of these two varieties ; in short, it has the 
robust, sturdy, compact habit, with the immense solid 
heart, crisp, brittle and tender qualties of the Golden 
Self-blanchmg, together with the beautiful Silver Self- 
blanching foliage of the White Plume. This makes a 
great combination, and I predict for the Silver Self- 
blanching Celery a great future. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 
cts., %\h. $1.25, lb. I4. 





Silver Self -Blanching Celery 



New "Nokor" Cabbage 

A Splendid New Cabbage, "Nokor" 

The heads are extremely uniform in size and shape, weighing from 
12 to 15 pounds each, and frequently measuring 12 inches in diameter, 
roundish in shape and extremely solid, and the stem does not run up 
into the head, hence its name "Nokor" (no core). The flesh is ex- 
tremely firm, tender and white, making it a most desirable Cabbage 
for Kraut. It matures fully two weeks earlier than any of the late- 
growing varieties, and yet it will stand a long time before bursting. I 
recommend it particularly as an early-maturing main-crop variety. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., )/lb. |r, lb. $3.50, by mail postpaid. 

READ WHAT THOSE WHO HAVE TRIED "NOKOR" CABBAGE SAY OF IT 

Clarence S. Bunting. Burlington, N. J., writes Sept. 6, iqog: " / have grown 
the 'Nokor' Cabbage for both market and home iise, and find it superior in quality 
to other varieties. My housekeeper will not use any other if she can get ' A'okor,' as 
the heads are very solid and lender, much mote so than the Late Flat Dutch and oth- 
ers. I also think it is earlier than l.ate Flat Dutch. I shall continue to grow 'Nokor' 
and heartily recommend it to others." 

A .-\. Gri'bb, lubilee, N. C, writes Aug. 21, 1909: " The 'Nokor' Cabbage you 
sent me for trial was the best late Cabbage that I had in my garden this summer. It 
also stands the dry and wei weather better than any other kind. You may expect an- 
other order from me again." 



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Stoker; jSTANDARjp ggEP^ "'s'/okbs' novelties 





stokes' Perfection White Spine Cucumber 

Stokes' Perfection White Spine Cucumber 

'1 his magnificent Cucumber has been bred by careful selection b)' a prominent grower in Rhode Island. It is quite 
early, enormously prolific and bears uniformly long;, symmetrical, deep green-colored (ruits faintly marked with a light 
yellowish shading toward the blossom end. The seeds are small, making it an ideal variety for market or slicing. The 
vines are very vigorous and healthy and blight-resisting and mantain their fresh luxuriance, bearing until late in the sea- 
son. Price, pkt. lo cts., oz. 15 cts., ^Ib. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Cucumber Earliest of All" 

This new Cucumber is the earliest type of White Spine that is grown, being quite as early as the "Early Russian," 
which is a much inferior pickle. The fruits are of fine quality and the color an attractive dark green. For pickling it 
produces fruits which are straight, square ended and very firm. It is one of the most desirable for pickling companies 
and will soon be one of our most desirable early sorts. Price, pkt. loc, oz. 15c., X'b. 40c., lb. $1.50, by mail, postpaid. 

New Strawberry Lettuce 

The French people are great connoisseurs of Lettuce 
and salads of all kinds, and this new French variety 
comes lo us with strong endorsement from these Let- 
tuce-loving people. It forms a medium-sized head, very 
firm, and has a delicious, crisp, buttery flavor. Outside 
its general appearance is dark reddish brown, but the 
interior of the head has a decided pink color, and, when 
dressed with oil and prepared for the table, it resembles 
a dish of crushed strawberries, hence its name. This 
color, together with its rich flavor, makes it a novelty of 
the first class, and I predict for it a very general sale for 
private use. Price, Rkt. 10 cts.j'oz. 25 cts., '/41b. 75 cts., 
by mail, postpaid. — 

New Twentieth Century Lettuce 

This grand new Lettuce is a strictly all-seasons variety. 
It is good for early spring in frames ; for mid-summer, as 
it stands an immense amount of heat without shooting 
to seed makes a large, round, solid and compact head, 
lightish green in color, with a waxy cream-colored heart. 
Leaves of splendid substance, nicely crinkled and of 
very fine quality ; tender, crisp, succulent and sweet. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., '4 lb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

V. - 




Strawberry Lettuce 



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WALTEP^P. STOKES [) 219 Market §treet. PHIbADELPHIA. 






stokes' Sugar Sweet Muskmelon (Doesn't it look it? J 



Would you like a Muskmelon, 
every one ot which has that de- 
licious, sweet flavor that every 
melon lover thinks so much of? 
We have it here in the Stokes' 
New Sugar Sweet. I believe, 
without any exaggeration, they 
are the sweetest and most de- 
licious-flavored melon that has 
ever been offered to the trade. 
The vine is very strong and per- 
fectly blight-proof, holding up 
green and strong until all the 
melons are ripened. It is nicely 
netted, flesh thick and dark 
green, with tendency toward 
pinkish hue near the seed ca\ - 
ity ; the seeds are very small 
and few. The melon is slightly 
oblong and very uniform in size, 
averaging about 6 inches in di- 
ameter and 7 inches in length. 
Its great unitormity makes it a 
great c7-ate melon for market, 
packing evenly, of exact si^e 
markings. I cannot recommend 
this Stokes' Sugar Sweet Musk- 
melon too highly, ei'tiier for 
home use or¥or marke/ Price, 
pkt. ID cts . \z. 25 Q\=J,%\\:). 75 
cts., lb. f 2.5o>sur^7ro. lots, by 
express, f 10. 



READ WHAT LAST YEAR'S CUSTOMERS SAY OF STOKES' SUGAR SWEET 



Fr\nk Morris, Morrisville. Pa., writes Sept. 15, 1909 : " I had some 
Sugar Sweet jvli.skmelon seed of you in the spring, arid Ti-e are eatuig 
Vie best mel07is we ever raised 

Max Grimshawe, John's Island, S. C, writes Sept. 2, 1909: 
" Stokes' Sugar Sweet Muskmelons are very fine. IVe planted Musk- 
melons every year but could never get very many sweet ones until we 
got the Stokes' Sugar Sweet. Every one of these was delicious." 

John Cardf.n, Harrison, Ohio, writes Aug. 20, 1909: "Stakes' 
Sugar Sweet Muskmelon is the very finest and sweetest melon that I 
ever grew.'' 



T. H. Morris, Parkersburg, W. Va., writes Aug. 20, 1909: " 'your 
Sugar Sweet Muskmelon will be a valuable market variety. Its netting 
is almost perfect, and it is the right size and shape for a market melon." 

J. F. EvERS, Comanche. lowa.wriles .^ug. 3, iqcq: " I am more than 
well pleased with the Siigar Sweet Muskmelon ; they are very even in 
size. Planted the seed May 2g, had ripe melons by August 11. Shall 
plant 7)iore of them next year." 

A. A. Grueb, Jubiiee, N. C, writes Aug. 21. 1909: " TJie seed or- 
dered from you last spring did well for me. The Sugar Sweet Musk- 
melon was extra fine." 



New "AngeFs Kiss" Watermelon 

This fine Watermelon originated in Texas, and it is a superb melon in every sense of the word except its name. It 
is a handsome melon, of large, oblong shape, which is well shown in the illustration herewith. The flesh is bright red 
in color, very solid and 
firm, and of melting 
sugary sweetness. A 
strong, vigorous grow- 
er, bearing great num- 
bers of large, mottled, 
silver- gray melons, 
with a very tough, but 
thin skin. The melons 
average 25 to 30 inches 
in length, with a 
weight of from 30 to 
40 pounds each. They 
are .very attractive 
either in the field, on 
the market stall or on 
the table. Pkt. to cts., 
oz. 25 cts., '4^ lb. 60 
cts., lb. I2.25, post- 
paid ; bj' express, 5 

lbs. $10. New Angel's Kiss Watermelon 





Stokes* Hard Shell Kleckley Sweets Watermelon 

I believe Stokes' Hard Shell Kleckley Sweets Watermelon is the best and most profitable Watermelon you can grow. All the seed of this 
melon I have to offer is Pedigree Stock that I know all about, and I know will produce money-making results. — WALTER P. STOKES. 

The Kleckley Sweets has long been one of our most popular melons for the home market. It has the sweetness, the fine grain and the 
luscious flavor of the perfect melon, but unfortunately its thin and brittle rind has made it undesirable as a shipping melon for market. In 
this new strain, now offered, there is developed a melon with a shell hard enough to carry to market, having been carefully selected for a 
series of years for this result. The rind is not thick, but the skin is so hard and tough that it resists the jolts and jars of travel to a remark- 
able degree. The seed I offer has all been saved from the largest selected melons and should produce splendid results. Pkt. locts.j oz. 20 
cts., Kit). 50cts., lb. $1.60; by e.xpress, i lb. $1.50, 5 lbs. $7, 10 lbs. S13.50. 

READ WHAT RECENT USERS OF HARD SHELL KLECKLEYS SAY OF THEM 

Frank Morris, Morris\ille, Bucks Co., Pa., \vi iles Sept. 15, igcg: " I wish you could see my 'Hard Shell Kleckley Sweets ' Watermelon . They are pretty 
as a picture and I am carting the finest melons and the best that go to Trenton^ N. /. , market. I hope you will have plenty of seed next year." 



T. A. Littleton, Shawnee, Okla., writes Octo. er 13, 
1908 : " All of the seed that J purchased from you last spring 
did exceedingly well, especially the Hard Shell Kleckley 
Sweets Wateimelons. they were the finest and best, and best 
sellers that I ever raised. I got premiums at the Farmers^ 
Institute this year ott the display of garden and field prod- 
ucts, which was $25 in gold. ] will send in my order later 
for more seed." 

John Cafdfn, Harrison, Ohio, wriles Aug. 20, igog: 
" Your Stokes' hard Shell Kleckley Sweets is the best 
H'atetmelon that I ever grew. I cannot say too much in 
their favor in regard to sweetness, productu.'encss and 
flavor. I do not think they can be surpassed by any other 
jyielons in the country." 

Ma.x Grimshawe, John's Island, S. C, wriles Sept. 2, 
igog : "/ have been getting seeds from you for some years 
and have found the?n better than any other seeds I have 
ever used. They come up good and a hv ays grow true to de- 
scription. Stokes' 'Hard Shell Kleckley Sweets' IVater- 
vtelon is the best Watermelon ive have ever grown. They 
are large and the sweetest tnelons I have ever tasted. They 
are ^ t and. and ynit will have an order from us for more seed 
this coming spring." 



Stokes' Hard Shell Kleckley Sweets Watermelons in the field 
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WALTER^ P STOkpS | 219 Market §^eet PHIbADELPHIA!^ 




erks County Bottle Onion 



IiV.passing through the markets, at Reading, Berks county, Pa., I noticed 
this curious-shaped Onion being oflered for sale, and on inquiry I find that the 
good German people of this section would not buy any other c3nion as long as 
they could get the Berks County Bottle Onion. In shape they are entirely unique, 
as will be seen from the illustration, many of them being just the shape and 
about the size of a sarsaparilla bottle. In color they are a light yellow, some 
having a tendency to a brownish outer skin; the skin is very thin, the flesh white 
and of very fine texture, delicious and delicate beyond compare and pronounced 
by connoisseurs the best white-fleshed Onion known. For family use it is un- 
surpassed, while for market it will be a winner wherever it becomes known, 
owing to its great beauty and novel shape attracting the eye. This Onion has 
been known in Berks county for years and is justly treasured there, as it will be 
in other sections when its merits are known. It is the most novel and distinct 
Onion yet introduced. Price, pkt. loc, >ioz. 25c., oz. 40 cts., j4'lb. $1.25, lb. ^4. 

New Early Onion "Santa Marie*' 

This new early Onion comes from France. They are pinkish rose in color ; 
flesh white ilushed wiJi pink, crisp and very sweet. The Onions are quite flat in 
form, measuring 2 to 3,'^ inches in diameter, with a thickness of 1 to i '4 inches 
from top to bottom. It is an entirely distinct new variety, and will be found a 
very satisfactory Onion for planting in the spring in the North, and will be found 
superior to the Bermuda Onion for planting in the southern states. Price, pkt. 
10 cts., p'z. 30 cts., )4 lb. 85 cts., lb. i3, by mail, postpaid. 



Ailsa Craig Onion 



This is a great exhibition Onion in England 
and is largely illustrated in every English cata- 
logue. It grows to an immense size, three and 
a-half to four pounds each being frequently re- 
corded. It is of a beautiful yellow or straw-color, 
sliahly pointed at each end, and to obtain the 
best results the seed should be sow n in the hot- 
b -d and transplanted from 4 to 6 inches apart. 
Price, pkt. 1 5 cts., 2 pkts. 25 cts., oz. 35 cts., X\h. 
I1.25, by mail, postpaid. 

White Welsh Onion ( For Green Onions) 

The seed of this Onion maybe drilled in as 
any Onion seed, making one-third the expense 
and trouble of planting top sets, and producing 
more green Onions. The flavor is the sweetest 
of all Onions. No bulb is formed. The plant is 
perennial and may be left in the ground for years 
with but slight protection. Sow in the spring or 
fall. Price, pkt. 10 cts., /<oz. 15 cts., oz. 25 cts., 
2 ozs. 40 cts., ,'4' lb. 60 cts. 

New Laxtonian Pea 

In our trial-ground test this new Pea has 
shown up remarkably well. It is a dwarf Gradus, 
three days later than Nott's Excelsior, produc- 
ing pods as large as the Strategem or Telephone. 
The pods are produced in great abundance, five 
to seven on a vine and very dark greeti color, 
well filled with from eight to ten large Peas; 
the flavor of the sweetest and best. Pkt. 15 cts., 
^^pt. 40 cts., pt. 75 cts., by mail, postpaid ; by 
express,^!. 60 cts.. qt. $i.io, 4 qts. $4. 

WInrr P<i-> A Golden Yellow-Podded 
rving rea Telephone Pea 

This remarkable novelty groVs on perfeeflv healthy, vigorous vines 3 U' to 4 feet high. 
The pods are of shining deep golaen yellow color, fully as large as those of the Telephone 
Pea, containing 8 to 9 larsje, green, -wrinkled peas, with superior flavor, belonging to the 
Telephone and Duke of Albany types. Price, pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. 25 cts. 



Berks County Bottle Onion. Exact size 
and Shape 



New Golde 




Laxtonian Pea 



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Stokes^ Bonny Best Early Tomato 

Stokes* "Bonny Best Early" Tomato has more than met my most sanguine expectations. It was offered for 
the first in 1907, and from every section where it was sent it has made good. 

Stokes' "Bonny Best 
Early" Tomato is fully ten 
days earlier than "Chalk's 
Jewel." It is a vigorous grower, 
enormously prolific and with 
splendid foliage, which will pro- 
tect the fruits from the hot sun 
on days when other varieties, 
with less foliage, would scald. 
As a shipping Tomato it will be 
found to be one of the very best, 
as the entire picking will grade 
into the same crate, owing to its 
rema rkable evenness of size. 

Stokes' "Bonny Best 
Early" Tomato in color is an 
intense velvety glowing scarlet, 
the very best color for the table 
or canning, and ripens evenly all 
over up to the stem. In shape it 
is beautiful, as can be seen from 
the illustration, roundish and 
slightly flattened at the stem end, 
but thicker through than most 
other Tomatoes of its class. 
This makes it a magnificent va- 
riety for slicing. Its greatest 
characteristic, however, is its 
marvelous uniformity of size and 
smoothness in shape. 

Stokes' "Bonny Best 
Early " Tomato holds its size 
clear up to the end of the season 
to a remarkable degree. Its 
smooth, even-sized handsome 
fruit is salable in market and 




Stokes' "Bonny btst Early" lomaio 



satisfactory for your table long after most other Tomatoes are down and out. 
and late markets. 

Price, pkt. 10 cts., >^oz. 25 cts 



It is a winner for the early, main-crop 
oz. 50 cts., X'b. $1.50, lb. I5, by mail, postpaid. 



"Bonny Best Early" for Forcing 

Bonny Best Tomato is the finest forcing Tomato under glass it is possible to obtain. Far better in every way than 
"The Comet," Lorillard, etc. I have some seed saved from the Crown Setting only, specially saved for greenhouse use. 

Price, pkt. 20 cts., >20z, 75 cts., oz. I1.25. 




Stokes' " Floracroft Earliana 



Tomato 



The Earliest Tomato on Earth 

This new Tomato, now offered for the first time, is the 
earliest Tomato in existence. It is fully a week ahead 
of the Spark's Earliana and not withstanding this, the fruit 
is larger and more of it on the vine. The vine is vigorous and 
strong and resists blight. 45 to 50 fruit will fill an average 
five-eighths basket, 75 to 80 fruit will fill a bushel crate. In go- 
ing over my field of Tomatoes, growing for seed, we fre- 
quently found crown clusters of 12 to 15 large, handsome, 
marketable fruit with handsome clusters also at the branches. 
It is sweet in flavor and not acid like many strains of Spark's 
Earliana. In color it is a good glowing scarlet without core. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., ]4oz. 35c., oz. 65c., j^lh. I1.75, lb. $6.50. 

CROWN SETTING SEED. I have saved a limited 
quantity of seed from the Crown Setting only. This is seed 
stock, but I offer it as long as it lasts at 20c. per pkt. , oz. $1 . 25 . 



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WALTEP^P. STOKER I 219 Market Street. PHIbADELPHIA,PA 




Stokes' New Sparkler\White-Tip Radish 

This is an improved strain of the Scarlet Turnip White-Tip 
Radish. Many of the strains of the White-Tif^-Radish show but 
little white, all being red, but in this Stokes' New Sparkler nearly 
one-half of the lower part of the Radish is a beautiful waxy white. 
The upper part of the Radish being a bright scarlet, and with very 
small tops, will make them exceedingly desirable for forcing. The 
growth is rapid ; the tap-root is very small, and the quality of the 
Radish is crisp and mild. As a market-garden strain this will ex- 
cel all others of the White-Tip sort. PriW, pkt. lo cfs., oz. 15 cts., 
Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. ^ ^ ^ 

New Summer Radish, Snow- White Delicacy 

This new Radish is half-long in form, gradually tapering toward 
the lower end, and should be classed in size between the White 
Strasburg and the Celestial or White Chinese. It grows very 
quickly, is very tender, crisp, delicious and of mild flavor, and 
will stand in a good eating condition for a long while after matur- 
ing. The roots are of pure paper whiteness, and make a very 
handsome table dish. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 40cts., lb. $1.25. 

The Enormous Tomato 

It is often desirable to have a Tomato of very large size, and 
in the past these very large fruits have been mostly of a rough, un- 
gainly shape, but in the Enormous Tomato we have one that is of 
the true, round Tomato shape, very solid and heavy ; flesh thick and firm with very few seeds and no core; very free 
from rot, and in color a deep, rich red with no trace of the purple tint so often found in large Tomatoes. It is frequently 
profitable to have these extra-large Tomatoes come into bearing late in the season, when all other varieties get small, 
and these will go begging when you come in with your fine, big fellows late in July, August and well into September. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., }i\h. $1.25, lb. 1:4. 

Giant-Fruited Acme Tomato 




Stokes' Sparkler White-Tip Radish 



The Grant-Fruited Acme now offered has been carefully crossed and re-crossed for size of fruit, so that it is as early 

as the type, and because of its large, uniform, hand- 
some fruits, it sells readily at a much higher price than 
the old variety. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40c., ,'4lb. fi.io, lb. J4. 

Superb Dwarf Garnishing Parsley 

This is the acme of Parsley perfection. It is entirely 
free from single leaves, verj' dwarf and a strong vigor- 
ous grower, and a row of it in the garden is worth go- 
ing a distance to see. For garnishing it is unequaled, 
the leaves being beautifully curled and of a very dark 
green color. The flavor of the leaves is rich and aro- 
matic, making them delicious for flavoring. Price, pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 15c., ^4lb. 40c., lb. 51.25, by mail postpaid. 

New Ruby Giant Pepper 

This beautiful Pepper is a cross between the Ruby 
King and the Chinese Giant. The Chinese Giant is 
the largest of all Peppers, but is rough and ungainly 
in shape; whereas, the New Ruby Giant, while quite 
as large round as the Chinese Giant, has the ideal 
shape of the Ruby King, being longer than the Chinese 
Giant, and much larger round than the Ruby 
King. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., HMo. |i.25, 
lb. ^4.50. 

New Tomato Pepper 

On first seeing this new Pepper, either green or ripe, 
almost any one would think it was a tomato, owing to 
its similarity of shape and color. It is of upright growth, verj- prolific, staying in bearing throughout the season from eariy 
July until frost. Very mild, of delicate flavor, and can be eaten out of the hand like an apple. Pkt. 10 cts., >^oz. 35 
cts., oz. 60 cts., X'b. $1.75, lb. |6, by mail postpaid. 




The Enormous Tomato 



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ESTING ODDITIES 



Each One Carefully Tested for Real Worth. No Freaks 

Pe-Tsai, or Chinese Cut Cabbage 

I sent out in " free distribution." last \ ear, several Inindred packets of this novelty, and my 
customers were exceedingly pleased with it. It is a very strong grower and reminds one of Cos 
Lettuce in its appearance and makes very delicate " greens " for the table, with a cabbage 
taste; it will be found good as salad, as greens, and as cabbage. 

Plant it in the open, just as you do lettuce, giving it plenty of room. 
No one can possibly fail who attempts to grow it, and I am sure you will be 
pleased with it. Hkt. lo cts., '4 oz. 20 cts., 02. 35 cts., J^lb. $1, by mail, 
postpaid. 




Whitloof Chicory 



This makes one of the most delicious of all salads. The seed is planted 
in May or June in the open ground, and in the fall the roots are dug. The 
roots are then planted in earth in a dark, cool place in the cellar or under 
a greenhouse bench. Finely blanched crisp leaves are thrown out, and 
when cut new leaves form. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., %\b. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

New Mammoth Radish from Japan (Sakurajima) 

This Mammoth Japanese Radish is thorou 




Notice the size of the Mammoth Japanese Radish ; 
pared with the Uttle lady's head 



New Swiss Chard, or Spinach Beet, 
" Giant Lucullus " 

New Swiss Chard, or Spinach 
Beet, Giant Lucullus*' 

The Swiss Chard is growing more 
-popular as a vegetable each season. This 

new variety is a great acquisition. The 
-stalks are as thick and broad as rhubarb. 

The plants grow to a height of from 2 to 

2!< feet, and the stalks are from 10 to 12 

inches long below the leaf. These stalks 

are delicious when cooked and should be 

served in the same manner as stewed 

celery and asparagus. The leaf portion of the "Giant Lucullus " is heavily crumpled 
■ or sa'voyed and is very crisp and tender The leafy portion of the foliage is cooked 
land served in the same manner as spinach. The leaves and stalks, being served as 
rseparate vegetables, afford two distinct dishes from the same plant at one time. Pkt. 
.10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, by mail, postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. $5. 

The New Lemon Cucumber 

The Lemon Cucumber was a suspicious novelty until we tasted it. Now it has a 
■permanent place on our list. Of all the many varieties of Cucumbers raised in our gar- 
den, none have a finer flavor than the Lemon Cucumber. There is a strong resemblance 
to its namesake in size, shape and color. It has a thin skin, the crispness, tenderness 
and sweetness are all that could be desired, and it seems to lack the bitterness of the 
■common Cucumber. It is attractive in appearance for using slic^, whole or in pickles. 
The best time for pickling is just as it turns yellow, ^^t. 10 ct^, oz. 25 cts. 




hly practical and an ex- 
tremely pleas- 
ing and in- 
teresting ad- 
dition to our 
list of vegeta- 
bles. Planted 
in the spring 
it runs to seed 
too soon ; it is 
better to treat 
it as a sum- 
mer, fall or 

winter Rad- , . 

ish. It is mild Whitloof Chicory 

delicate, and 

makes an excellent food either 
raw or cut-up into dice and cooked 
as turnips. Its leaves make a very 
pleasing new green, cooked the 
same as kale or dandelion. A valu- 
able addition and well worth try- 
ing. It sometimes grows to an 
immense size, one Radish making 
several meals for quite a family. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., ^Ib. 
85 cts., lb. $3. 



Superb Salad Tomato 



This is a little gem ; it grows in clusters, as shown in illustration, being just the 
right size for serving whole as a salad on lettuce leaves with mayonnaise dressing. 
It is also just the right size.^ior putting up whole in glass jars. It is solid, of very fine 
texture and thin skin. Wiiile not recommended as a field crop for market, it is ex- 
ceedingly desirable for the purposes above stated. Pkt. 10 cts., Koz. 35 cts., oz. 60 
Cts., }i\h. $2. 

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Superb Salad Tomato 




WALTEB^P. STOKES - 219 Market §treet, PHIbADELPHIA,EA.i 




stokes' Standard Early Beet 




Stokes' St^ndar^l Hpafl Lettuce 




"STOKER STANDARDS" 

A New and Good Idea in Seea Selling 

TOKES' STANDARDS were introduced three years 
ago and have been immensely successful, as attested 
by each year's increasing sales. If you are uncertain 
what varieties to order, or are inexperienced in gar- 
dening, order " Stokes' Standards," and the very best is yours. 
Hundreds of my customers order " Stokes' Standards" right 
through the list and are delighted with results. 

"Stokes' Standards" are so easy to order, just say Stokes' 
Standard Early Beet, or Stokes' Standard Watermelon, and I'll 
know what you mean, and you will get the best Beet and the 
finest Watermelon the world produces. 

"Stokes' Standards" are not only the best varieties there 
are, but every seed is fresh this year and of the strongest 
vitality and will grow. The risks in gardening are practically 
eliminated with "Stokes' Standards." 
Try them once and you are my friend. 

Walter P. Stokes. 

STOKES' STANDARD SEEDS 

By mail, postpaid, at prices quoted unless otherwise stated 

Stokes' Standard Early Beet. ye''>' f ^S-f °|, excellent quality and 

^ flat in shape. The flesh is tender and of a 

very rich red color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Main-crop Beet, feet-perfection for table use Uni- 

'• ~ form shape, almost round and has a 

very small tap-root. Skin and flesh are of a crimson color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Green-pod Bush Bean, "^hese Beans are absoiuteij^ 

i £. stnngless and from 5 to 6 

inches long, crisp, round, full and fleshy and a splendid yielder. Pkt. 10 cts., ?2pt 
15 cts., pt. 25 cts.; by express, pt. 15 cts., qt. 30 cts., 4 qts. 90 cts., pk. $1.75. 

Stokes' Standard Wax-pod Bush Bean, ^^l^ ^^^^^^ 

less pods, free from rust and a clear light \vax\- 3-ello\v in color. Pkt. 10 cts., }4pt. 
20 cts., pt. 30 cts.; by express, pt. 25 cts.,qt. 40 cts., 4 qts. $1.10, pk. $2. 

^/n^ps' Standard PnJp I ima Rean ^'ery prolific, with immense pods 
Jto/ges ^lanaara roie i^ima oean. ,,,^„„j„g j„ XAr%e clusters, frequently 

with five large beans to the pod. Pkt. 10 cts., Kpt. 20 cts., pt. 35 cts.; by express, pt. 
30 cts., qt. 50 cts., 4 qts. Si. 35. pk. $2.^0. 

Stokes' Standard Earl}) Cabbage. P"*^ • ^ ^^^^""^^ 

^ 2_ known. Pomted head with a blunt or 

round peak. Hard and solid. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

5/0^65' Standard Summer Cabbage. An excellent Cabbage for medium- 
'■ 2_ early and mam-crop use. Hand- 
some green in color and of very line ciualitj'. Sure to head and true to type ; of 
medium size. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., ]i\b. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Stokes' Standard Late Cabbage, a fine large late winter-keeping sort of 
P great solidity. They are frequently 20 

to 25 pounds each. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., ;4'lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Stokes' Standard Carrot. beautiful stump-rooted type of a rich dark 

^ orange color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 30 cts., 

lb. 90 cts. 

Stokes' Standard CaulifloTVer. ^ splendid strain yerv early, close-growing 

i and compact, making fine large snow-white 

heads g to 12 inches m diameter. Pkt. 25 cts., J4oz. $1-65, oz. $3, li\h. $11. 



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TOKE Standard ;^ed^ Pstokes' ^andarps J 



STOKES' STANDARDS, continued 

Stokes' Standard Early Self-blanching Celery. ^....Ting'^iort, TJu 

of "hearts," easilv and quickly blanched for fall or earlv winter use. Pkt. locts., oz. 
50 cts., Klb. gi.50, lb. I5.50. 

Stohe%' Standard Winter Celeru A splendid mid-winterand late-keepinK 
ow/^;c5 ^lunuuiu vv uuLr y^cicry. ^^^.^ j^^^^^ stalks, close, compact 

and a beautiful creamy yellow-white when blanched, and has a fine nutty flavor. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., M\b. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Stokes' Standard Earliest Sugar Com. Z lnd"of T&e^^^'^ 

early but not the exceeding dwarf sort. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts ; by express, qt. 20 
cts., 4 qts. 70 cts., pk. $1.20. 

Stokes' Standard Second-early Sugar Corn. t^°"°'^L°riiesr'^'haf 

lari^e ear with ten and twelve rows of grains; very sweet and tender. Pkt. 10 cts., 
pt. 20 cts.; by express, qt. 20 cts., 4 qts. 70 cts., pk. $1.20. 

Stokes' Standard Main-crop Sugar Corn, ft fi"^ large-eared late Sugar 

. . . ~ p Lorn, very tender and sweet. 

Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts.; by express, qt. 20 cts., 4 cjts. 70 cts., pk. $1.20. 

Stokes' Standard Cucumber. ff'}y ^"^ prolific, producing uniform, beau- 

^ titul, symmetrical fruit, dark green m color, 

shading toward the tip, very tender and with small seeds Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., 
%\b. 45 cts., lb. I1.50. 

Stokes ' Standard Eggplant, f d family sort making large, beautifull>- 

'• Ssi tonned fruit, purplish black in color and verv 

prolific. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., ]4\b. $1.35, lb. $5. 

Stokes' Standard Curled Leaf Lettuce. Splendid ; very early for sum- 

i: i mer use, has large light green 

crisp and tender leaves. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., '4 lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 

Stokes' Standard Head Lettuce. summer or fail use or in frames in 

^ the spring. Has a splendid large but- 

tery head and is tender and beautiful. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., 5^ lb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Stokes ' Standard Green-fleshed Muskmelon. ^^^^^^f ^ good-sized, well- 

i . 2 ^ i netted melon of a sweet 

and luscious flavor, with a strong blight-resisting vine. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., ^ lb. 
40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Stokes' Standard Salmon-fleshed Muskmelon. Beautiful ovai-shaped 

i i i well netted, very thick 

and deliciously sweet meat, melting and sugary. Vine strong and blight-resisting. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., ^jlb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Stokes' Standard Watermelon. F;"e obiong dark green fruits, with flesh 

. ^ 01 abrilliant scarlet, verycrisp and sugary. 

A splendid melon for home use. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., %\b. 50 cts., lb. $1.60. 

Stokes' Standard Golden Globe Onion. Uniform deep globe-shaped. 

i from 9 to 10 inches m diame- 
ter. Light golden yellow in color; mild and iuicy. Pkt 10 cts., oz. 2C cts , K'b. 60 
cts., Ib."g2. 

Stokes' Standard Silver Globe Onion. Smooth satiny white skin, form- 

i ing a perfect silver ball. Fine- 
grained, mild and tender. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., J^lb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Stokes' Standard Crimson Globe Onion, ^d ?ut?or,"&spTi^S 

white, close-grained, mild and tender and very hardy; a splendid keeper. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 25 cts., ^Ib. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Stokes' Standard Parsleu. ^'"^ ^ beautiful curled and handsome plant 

i of very compact growth. Dark green m color, 

and very attractive for garnishing. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Stokes' Standard Parsnip. P^duces large handsome roots heavy at the 

^ £_ shoulder, tapering smoothly to the tip. Of tine 

texture, cooking tender and sweet. Pkt. 5 cts , oz. 10 cts., %\h. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Stokes" Standard Earlu Pea. X^T large, fine pod, filled with eight to 

V. c ^LK^.i^^iKu^ A^y^iLy X ^Kj.. j^i^ large wrinkled marrow peas of delicious 
flavor. Vines grow 2K feet high. Pkt. 10 cts., Upt 20 cts., pt. 30 cts.; by express, 
pt. 25 cts., cit. 40 cts., 4 qts. $1.35, pk. $2.50. 

Stokes' Standard Midsummer Pea. One of the sweetest Peas known. 

\ ines 2 feet high ; pods 3 to 4 inches 

long and well filled with delicious peas, which are very tender. Pkt. 10 cts., Hpt. 
20 cts., pt. 30 cts.; by express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 4 qts. $1.35, pk. S2.50. 




Stokes' Standard Carrot Stokes' Standard 

Early Pea 




Stokes' Standard Green-fleshed Muskmelon 



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stokes' Standard Golden Globe Onion 




Stokes' Standard Watermelon 




Stokes' Standard Parsley 




Stokes' Standard Early Tomato 



STOKES' STANDARDS, continued 



Stokes' Standard Late Pea. Y^^^' handsome main -crop s, 
^: mcnes nigli ; sure cropper, wit 



sort ; vine 20 
ith large dark 

green pods. Pkt. locts., !4pt. 20cts., pt. 30 cts.; bv express, pt. 20 rts., qt. 40 cts., 
4 qts. $1.35: pk. $2. 50. 

Stokes' Standard "Pepper, a 'fge fruiting variety; very prolific and quite 

i '^'^ early. The flesh is thick, tender, mild and sweet. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., ;i!b. Si. 25, lb. $4.50. 

Stokes' Standard "Pie "Pumpkin. ^ beautiful Pumpkin of medium size, 

^ enormously prolific, golden yellow in 

color and finely netted on the outside. Unequaled for pies and a splendid keeper. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Stokes' Standard Crimson Ball Radish. |-^tra-eariy round bright red 

Radish, ready twenty days 

after sowing. Crisp, tender and mild in flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., '/i lb. '30 cts., 
lb, 9c cts. 

5^0^65' Standard White Ball Radish, ^ery early , skin and flesh of 

i a pure brilliant snow-white. 

Matures twenty-five to thirty days after sowing; sweet and tender. Pkt. 5 els., oz. 
10 cts., X'b. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Long White Radish. grained and pure ^yhite, 

'• 2 ready for use in twenty to 

twenty-five days after planting. Slender in form and very attractive when bunched, 
crisp and tender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., H\h. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Spinach. ^°°A^:^\^'' f^'Tf, summer use, and is 

J_ perfectly hardy for fall or winter. Of a dark 

green color and has crumpled leaves. Tender and does not shoot to seed. Pkt. 5Cts., 
oz. 10 cts., H lb. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Summer Squash. A" excellent table variety for early 

J. summer use. Clear white in color 

with scalloped edges. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Stokes' Standard Winter Squash in shape, dark green skin or 

i 2. golden yellow and very fine-grained. 

Fruits weigh from fifteen to twenty pounds each; splendid keeper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Stokes' Standard Earlu Tomato, a very earlv Tomato that grows enor- 
^iyj,yy..j " ^ if s. mously prolific, smooth and uniform, 

of a bright scarlet color of very great solidity and has a fine flavor. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
50 cts., Klb. $1.50, lb. $5. 

Stokes' Standard Main-crop Tomato. Splendid large fruit, bright red 

'• ~ and a late sort. Strong vigorous 

grower and free from core. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., Klb. Si. 10, lb. $4. 

Stokes' Standard White Turnib G'obe-shaped white-fleshed Turnip, 
^wi^es ^lunaara vv mie 1 urmp. ^^.^^^ ^^^^^ ^ reddish purple 

skin. Fine-grained, tender and sweet; an excellent keeper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts , 
'4 lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Stokes' Standard Rutabaga Turnip. Splendid yeiiow-fleshed Rutabaga, 

'• 2 L_ either for table use or for stock. 

Bulbs grow clean and smooth. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., l{\h. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 



Read what Users of "Stokes' Standards" Last Year Say 

Afr. Ryerson IV. Jennings, The Marcello Farms. Mt. Pocono, Pa., writes June is, 1909: 
" Instead of splitting up my seed order litis year [gave it all to your house, and when I came to 
anything 7 was m (ioubt about I selected a ^Stokes' Standaid.' I hane not been disappointed 
in anything from Radish to Alfalfa, but >ny reason for writing this is to hear testimony to two 
things which have proven better than you claim for them, i. e.. the ' Ponny Best ' Tomato, and 
the ' New Aldeiman ' Pea, and you were not a bit modest in your claims either, but results are 
the things that count, and I had results away beyond my expectations." 

Braniard H. Tefft, Green-Mich, New York, writes April 14, igog: " !ily seeds came today all 
in first-class shape, and I zvish to thank you very much for sending me so many extra packages, 
and for your promptness in filling my orders I like your seed better every year, and I wish to 
state that I never was used so fair by any other frm as I have been by you, and I know when I 
get 'Stokes' Standards' I have the best that grows." 

Guy Neil. Cross Hill, III., -writes March g. igog: "I bought seed of you in igoS, and I ne-uer 
had seeds to gro-w as well as they did. Your 'Bonny Best' Early Tomatoes were the finest I ever 
saw. I can recommend your seeds to everyone." 

S. W. Tigner, Lovelady , Texas, writes Sept. 14. tgoS : " Your 'Standard Seeds ' are as near 
perfection as seeds can be. and f am ahways successful when I use theni." 



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IIT^T^^^-^^ V^^^^^^ g>EEDa. I" VEGETABLE .§EEDS 



Stokes^ Vegetable Seeds 



GENERAL 
LIST 



In the following pages will be found, alphabetically arranged, a list of the cream of all the varieties of vegetable seeds, which, by ex- 
tended tests at Floracroft Trial Grounds, have proven theinselves worthy. Many varieties that have been superseded by better ones of the 
same character have been stricken from the list. Please read the "Notes on Varieties" under some of the headings. In these I have en- 
deavored to indicate the varieties to use in case you do not find the names of some old 
sorts that you have been ordering, which have been stricken from the list on account 
of their being out of date. 



ARTICHOKE 



Large Green Globe. The best standard variety, cultivated for its heads, 
oz. 30 cts., %]h. $1, lb. $3. 



Pkt. 10 cts., 



ASPARAGUS 




Early French Giant. 



Culture. — Sow the seed thinly in rows i foot apart in April or May. Thin out the 
seedlings to 3 or 4 inches in the row, saving the strongest; 4 to 5 pounds of seed re- 
quired per acre. Set out the one-year-old plants the following spring, as per directions 
for planting the roots given below. An Asparagus bed for family use is more quickly es- 
tablished by planting two-year-old roots, which should be set out in the spring in a rich 
soil. Dig a trench 18 inches deep, in which put 8 to 10 inches of well-rotted manure. On 
this put 3 to 4 inches of good soil, and lay the roots 12 to 15 inches apart. Then fill up 
the trench with good soil, leaving the plants 4 to 6 inches beloiv the surface. These rows 
for the family garden sliould be made 5 feet apart and should be given a good top dress- 
ing of coarse manure, after the bed has been cut in the spring, and well forked in. The 
bed should not be cut until the third year after planting, so as to let the roots get fully 
established. 

One ounqe of seed will sow 40 feet of row ; 7,260 roots will plant an acre 

Early Giant Argenteuil. genuine French crown seed. This 

IS the finest Paris Asparagus. The stalks grow 
to a mammoth size as will be seen from the illustration. When well grown some stalks 
weigh four ounces each. The head is slightly pointed and the scales, witli which it is 
covered, are very closely set, overlapping one another. The flavor is superb. My seed 
is saved from the largest plantations near Paris. Seed, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 
30 cts., lb. $1. Strong, one-year-old roots, |i per 100, $6 per 1,000. Strong, two-year-old 
roots, $1.25 per 100, $6.50 per 1,000. 

The earliest; large and prolific. This new sort is a great improvement on the popular Palmetto Aspara- 
gus. It has proven itself to be ten days earlier than the Palmetto, of quite as large size and superior in 
flavor and color. Seeds, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., K'b., 25 cts.. lb. 80 cts. Two year-old roots, S1.25 per 100, $6 per 1,000. 
Donald's Elmira. Originated by Mr. A. Donald, a prominent market-gardener of Elmira, New York. Its delicate green color is notably 
different from either tlie Barr's Philadelphia Mammoth or Palmetto. Stalks tender and succulent; shoots mammoth in size, twelve stalks 
frequently weighing 3 to 4 pounds. Seeds, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., K'b. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. Two-year-old roots, Si per 100, |6 per i.oco. 
Palmetto. Although of southern origin, it is well adapted to the North, and it is extensively grown for the New York and Philadelphia 
markets, where it brings high prices, owing to its larire size, beautiful color and regularity of stalk. Seed, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 20 
cts., lb. 50 cts. Two-year-old roots, $1 per 100, $6 per 1,000. 
Barr's Philadelphia Mammoth. One of the standard sorts, but unfortunately it has developed a tendency to rust in some sections, 
though in others it is no worse in this particular than other varieties. Seed, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 5^1b. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts. Two-year-old 
roots, 75 cts. per 100, $5 per 1,000. 

Conover's Colossal. The old standard original variety. Seed, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 45 cts. Two-year-old roots, 60 cts. 
per 100, $4.50 per 1,000. 

New 1907 Style Acme Asparagus Bunchers 

As will be seen from the illustration, this Buncher has been greatly changed from its former style, and each 
Buncher is furnished with a knife guide, making all the bunches uniform in length. The catch works auto- 
matically and is sure. After filling the Buncher, the back falls back automatically to allow the string or tape to 
be inserted while still in the clasp. Price complete, $1.50 each, I15 per doz. 

New Style Acme Buncher 

[RED TAPE FOR TYING ASPARAGUS 

This is a strong Red Tape of absolutely fast color and makes a very attractive tie. Price per spool, $2. 

BRUSSELS SPROUTS 

Brussels Sprouts are highly esteemed forcooking during the late fall and winter months. The sprouts 
resemble miniature cabbages, growing densely on the stalk of the plant, and are very tender and of as 
fine a flavor as cauliflower. 

Culture. — Sow in May, the same as cabbage or cauliflower, and transplant in July i foot apart in 
the rows, which should be I'A to 2 feet apart. Let them remain until after frost. They are very hardy and 
will stand this way until severe freezing weather, when they can be taken up and buried the same as 
cabbage. 

Long Island Strain. The finest strain grown on Long Island for the New York market. Long Island 

grown seed. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., K'b. 85 cts., lb. $3. 
Improved Half-Dwarf, or Paris Market. A half-dwarf strain bearing sprouts, growing closely on 
the stalk. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

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Brussel Sprouts 




BEANS 



Culture. — Early in the spring, after the ground is 
perfecth- warm, the Beans should be sown in drills 2 
inches deep and 18 inches to 2 feet apart, dropping the 
Beans 3 inches apart in the drills. Hoe well in dry 
weather and plant every two weeks for a succession. 
1 quart will plant 100 feet of drill, and 2 bushels will 
plant an acre 



BEANS, GREEN-PODDED BUSH 

Large, full-sized packages of any variety of Beans, 
10 cts. each by mail, postpaid. Half-pecks and 
half-bushels at peck and bushel rates 

"STOKES' STANDARD" GREEN-POD. See 

page 10. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; by express 
or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.75. 
Giant Green-Pod Stringless Valentine. Earlier, 
more prolific, with pods one-third longer than Val- 
entine. Round, handsome, stringless pod. Pt. 25c., 
qt. 45 cts. , postpaid ; by express or freight, qt. 30 cts. , 
pk. Si. 85, bus. $7. 
Improved Extra-Early Red Valentine. A care- 
fully bred strain of this standard favorite. Pt. 25c., 
qt. 45 cts., postpaid; by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., 
pk. $1.60, bus. $6. 
Black Valentine. Very vigorous grower, making a 
a handsome Bean; a good, profitable market sort. 
Pt. 25 cts., qt.socts., postpaid ; by express or freight, 
qt. 35 cts., pk. Si. 85, bus. Sy. 
Hodson Green Pod. Sturdy grower, very productive; 
long, round, handsome, stringless straight pod. Pt. 
25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid ; by express or freight, qt. 
30 cts.. pk. $1.50, bus. $5.50. 
Extra-Early Refugee. Two weeks earlier than the 
old Refugee and a favorite market-garden sort. Pt. 
25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; bj' express or freight, 
qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.50, bus. $5.75. 
Late Refugee, or 1,000 to 1. Handsome round 
Bean, maturing for late market ; hardy, productive. 
Pt. 25cts., qt. 4.'> cts., postpaid ; by express or freight, 
qt. 30 cts., pk. Si. 50, bus. S5.50. 
Bonntifnl A fine, flat-podded Bean that is the best of 
its class. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., postpaid; by express 
or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. Si. 50, bus. S5.50. 

BEANS, WAX-PODDED BUSH 

"STOKES* STANDARD" WAX-POD. Seepage 
10. Pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts., postpaid; by express or 
freight, qt. 40 cts , pk. S2. 
Round-Pod Kidney Wax. The most valuable wax 
Bean yet introduced. Strong grower, with long, 
round, handsome stringless pods, solid and full of 
meat, crisp, brittle and free from rust; wonderfully 
earl}^ and productive. Pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; 
by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $1.85, bus. $7 
Pencil-Pod Black Wax. The finest black wax- 
podded Bean , with long, stringless, rich-looking pods. 
25 cts., qt. 45 cts., prepaid ; by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. S1.75, bus. $6.25. 



Giant Green-Pod Stringless Valentine 
Beans 



Pt 




Round-Pod Kidney Wax Beans 



Keeney's Rustless Golden Wax,' Absolutely rustless; has a tendency to throw a slight tendril, but 

is a distinctly dwarf bush sort, and very valuable, particularly for canning 

Wardwell's Kidney Wax. \'ery popular ; long, broad, flat pods 

Currie's Rust-proof Black Wax. Heavy yielder; attractive flat pod 

Hodson Wax Pod. Long, handsome wa.x pod, free from rust; profitable on account of great vigor . 
Stringless Refugee Wax. .\ very fine wax-podded Bean, enormously prolific ; absnlntcly rustless 
Prolific Dwarf German Black Wax. An old standard sort. Round pod, tender and stringless . . . 



MAIL, POSTPAID EXPRESS OR FREIGHT 



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BEANS, POLE OR RUNNING 



White Crease Back, or Fat Horse. One of the earliest round pod 

Kentucky Wonder, or Old Homestead. Very long, round, straight pods; early 



BEANS, WHITE-SHELLING 



White Navy, or Pea Bean. 
Royal Dwarf, cir White Kit 



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j pXQKE §^ ^TANDARB S^EdITI VEGETABLE .§EEDS 



LIMA BEANS 



Culture. — All Lima Beans are very susceptible to rotting in cold, wet ground, and should not be planted until warm weather fairly 
sets in. One quart of Lima Beans will plant about loo hills, allowing four to five beans to a hill ; 20 quarts will plant an acre in hills 4 by 4 
feet. Poles 8 to 10 feet long should be firmly set in the hill before planting the seed. Poles should be set 4 feet apart each way. 



Dwarf Bush Lima Beans 

Fordhook Bush Lima Bean 

The only stiffly erect bush form of the Potato Lima. 
Both pods and beans are twice the size of the 
Dreer's Bush Lima. 

Fordhook Bush Lima is altogether unique, and has 
a stiffly erect habit, branching freely, but with all the 
branches held upright. It has an ideal bush growth, 
which is strikingly different from the low spreading 
growth of the Dreer's Bush Lima. Fordhook Bush 
Lima bears tremendous crops; the beans are ready for 
use fully three weeks earlier than any other of the pole 
lima varieties. The plump, well-filled pods are twice 
as large as those of the Dreer's Bush, while the beans 
are also twice the size: the pods measuring 4 to 5 
inches in length, containing four to five large beans. 
Pkt. 15 cts., 'Apt. 25 cts., pt. 40 cts., by mail postpaid ; 
by express, pt. •^octs , qt. 45 cts., 4 qts. $1.50, pk. $2.75, 
^bus. $1, bus. $10. 

New Wonder Bush. Largest in size and best of all. 
The New Wonder is the earliest, dwarfest and most 
prolific of the whole class of Bush Limas. A decided 
improvement on the original type of Burpee's Bush 
I^ima, being larger in size, more hardy and prolific. 
Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt 50 cts., postpaid; by ex- 
press or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $2, bus. $7.50. 

Dreer's Bush. Possesses all the good qualities 
of the Dreer's Improved or Challenger Pole Lima, 
growing vigorously about 2 feet high and showing no 
disposition whatever to run. It produces pods in 
great abundance. The beans grow close together, 
four and sometimes five in a pod, and are thick, 
sweet and succulent. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 
cts., postpaid ; bv express or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. 
Si. 85, bus. $7. 

Burpee's Bush. The true bush form of the old 
large Lima Pole Bean, and most popular of the 
class. It grows vigorously to a height of 20 inches. 
Pt. 30 cts. , qt. ,so cts. , postpaid ; by express or freight, 
qt. 35 cts., pk. $1.85, bus. S7-25. 

Wood's Prolific Bush. An Improved Henderson 
Bush Lima. Earlierthan the Burpee's Bush Lima, but 
somewhat smaller in size of bean. Makes a larger 
growth than others; stems are loaded down with 
beans in great clusters. Pkt. :o cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 
50 cts., postpaid; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., 
pk. $1.80. bus. $6.75' 

Henderson's Bush. Size of the small Southern 
or Sieva Lima. Enormously productive. Pt. 25 cts.. 
qt. 50 cts., postpaid; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts 
bus. $6.50. 




Fordhook Bush Lima Bean 



., pk. 



Pole Lima Beans 



stokes' Standard Pole Lima. Seepage 10. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 35 
cts. ; by express, pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., pk. J2.50. 

Early Leviathan. In this new Bean we have one that is earlier 
than any other variety of Lima Bean, of unsurpassed quality and 
with pods of immense size. The pods grow m large clusters and 
are always well filled with most delicious beans of a beautiful 
green color. This will be found the best Bean for those who want 
Limas, and owing to their location have only a short season to 
mature them. Pkt. 15 cts., pt. 30 cts., by mail, postpaid; by ex- 
press, qt. 35 cts., pk. $2.10, bus. $8. 

Siebert's Early. This new variety is one of the very earliest. The 
vine is very vigorous and productive Pods are large, but thin, 
and can be more easily opened than those of other varieties. The 
green beans are very large, handsome and of the best quality. In 
earliness, ease of shelling, size, beauty and quality of the green 
beans, this variety is superior, and is now recognized as one of the 
best for either the garden or market. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 
50 cts., postpaid; by freight or express, qt. 35c., pk. $1.85, bus. $7. 



Pole Lima Beans, continued 
Jersey Extra-Early. The pods are large and num- 
erous, invariably having from four to five beans in 
each. These Beans appear in Philadelphia markets 
nearly two weeks ahead of ordinary Limas, selling 
at from $3 to $4 per bushel of pods, and, previous to 
the introduction of Siebert's Early, were considered 
the earliest. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., post- 
paid ; by freight or. express, qt. 35 cts., pk. $1 85, 
bus $6.75. 

Stokes' Evergreen. The Stokes' Evergreen not 
onl)- holds the full size and great productiveness of 
the Salem Mammoth, but has the remarkable addi- 
tional quality of holding in all stages of growth, and 
even when dry and shelled, the deep green color of 
the unripe state, giving the appearance of beans 
fresh from the vine when cooked. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 
35 cts., qt. 60 cts., postpaid ; by express, qt. 45 cts., 
pk. $2.75. 

King of the Garden. More prolific than the ordi- 
nary Lima, bearing pods 5 to 6 inches long in clus- 
ters of four and five, with five to six beans in a pod. 
Pkt. 10 cts , pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; by ex- 
press or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $1.85, bus. $6.75. 
Salem Improved. A selection from the large Lima 
Bean, of extraordinary size and deep green color. 
Pt. 30cts., qt. 55 cts., postpaid; by freight or ex- 
press, qt. 40 cts , pk. $2.50. 
Large White ( Extra Selected Size). The well-known 
favorite. Our strain is fine. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 50 cts., 
postpaid ; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $1.75, 
bus. J6.50. 

Dreer's Improved Challenger, or Potato. When 

green, is as large as the Large Lima. Thicker, 
sweeter and more tender and nutritious, remaining 
green in the pod for a long time after maturing. 
Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 50 cts , postpaid ; bj' ex- 
press or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. jSi.85, bus. $7. 

Shotwell's Improved Thick Pole Lima 
Bean 

Originated by one of the best and most experienced 
throwers of northern New Jersey. It is of the thick or 
potato Lima class, but will be found a decided im- 
provement on the Dreer's Improved Pole Lima or any 
other Bean of its class in earliness, productiveness and 
fine quality. All claims made for it have been fully 
substantiated by hundreds of our customers who 
tried it in past seasons, and we regret we have not 
room here to publish the many strong recommenda- 
tions received from them. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 35 cts., qt. 50 cts., post- 
paid ; by freight or express, qt. 35 cts., pk. $2, bus. $7 75. 

Ford's Mammoth-Podded Pole Lima Beans 

This Lima Bean is the result of over twenty years' selection by 
the late James Ford, who was one of the oldest market-gardeners 
around Philadelphia. The pods grow to an average length of 8 
inches, are produced in great clusters, with from five to seven beans 
per pod, of most excellent quality for using either green or dry. 
The vines grow vigorously, setting the beans early at the bottom 
of the pole, and continue in bearing tight up to frost. Ford's Mam- 
moth-podded is, without exception, the largest-podded, finest-flav- 
ored and most productive of all Lima Beans. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., 
qt. 50 cts., postpaid; by freight or express, qt. 35 cts., pk. Si. 85, 
bus. $7.25. 

Miss Mary L. Whitman, West Hartford, Conn., writes November n), igog: 

" I was very successful with your ' Stokes' Standards.' Even after Novem- 
ber I the tomatoes from the 'Stokes' Standard' Main Crop ai e still in fine con- 
dition, solid and fine flavored. They were very satisfactory all summer, as 
were the 'Bonny Best' Earlies, and produced quantities of the best fruit. 
' Stokes' Standard ' Beets were early and very fine ; the same excellent quality 
was found in 'Stokes' Standard' Sugar Corn, Bush Beans, Salmon-fleshed 
Muskmelon, Cucumber and others. It is surely of great advantage to be so 
sure of getting the best of each kind of vegetable. 



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WALTEP^ p. STOKES 219 Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA,PA 




GARDEN BEETS 

Culture.— Sow as early in the spring as tlie ground can be 
worked (one ounce will sow 60 feet of drill, five pounds w ill sow an 
acre), in drills i foot to 15 inches apart; and when the seed is well 
up thin them out from 4 to 6 inches apart. Sow every two weeks for 
a succession up to the first of July. 

Crosby's Improved Egyptian. iS^^ort'ant'MaXl 

Slokes' Special Strain Gardeners' and 

Household Beet tliat is offered in the entire list. I sell four times as 
much " Crosby's Egyptian " Beet as any other one kind. The stock 
I offer is the very ftiiest that can be obtained : absolutely true and 
uniform to type, as shown in the illustration on this page. It is very 
early, beautiful, uniform shape, good size, fiat rather than round, 
with dark red skin and flesh. It is also verj* largely used for forcing 
in hotbeds. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts., 5 lbs., by 
express, 75 cts. per lb. 

Stokes' Eclipse Beet. This is one of the largely used 

popular Beets, and I offer a very 
fine strain of it for which I have a great reputation among the Phila- 
delphia ;\Iarket Gardeners. It has round, globe-shaped, smooth, 
blood-red roots, with small tops and is a great favorite on account 
of its shape, its tenderness, and juicy fruit. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
Klb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts., 5-lb. lots by express, 75 cts. per lb. 

Early Model Red Globe Beet. J^\^ distinct new 

table Beet is re- 
markable for its uniform shape, of very deep colored flesh and has 
a fine sweet flavor. It has a small leaf, green in color, ribbed crim- 
son, and a very small tap-root. The bulbs develop quickly and can 
be sold when very young. They are smooth and free from small root- 
lets. Both skin and flesh are of an unusually deep rich blood-crim- 
son color, retaining this color when cooked, making them valuable 
for canning and pickling. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. 
^Si, by mail postpaid; by express, lb. 90 cts., 5 lbs. $4. 

Mr. Wm. Lanier, one of Philadel- 
phia's oldest and best-known market- 
gardeners, for many years supplied its market witli the handsomest 
and most salable Beets to be had. He was a careful grower, and by 
careful selection improved the st^-le and shape until he had them as 
nearly perfect as Beets could be made. It is a semi-half-long sort, of 
a beautiful bell-shape ; dark red color and tender quality. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 15 cts., ;<(lb. 30 cts., lb. $1; 5-lb. lots, by express, 80 cts. 
per lb. 

Is more nearly globe-shaped than Lanier's 
Superba ; is not quite so early, but in every 
other respect is a handsome market sort; small top, small tap-root : 
skin and flesh deep, rich, purplish crimson; fine-grained, sweet and 
tender in all stages of growth. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 30 cts., 
lb. $1 ; 5-lb lots, by express, 80 cts. per lb. 



Lanier's Superba. 



Ruby Dulcet. 



Stokes' Fireball Beet. 



Novelty, see page i. A perfect 
globe - shaped Beet, ten days 



earlier than Crosby's Egyptian ; very tiny tap-root, making it desir- 
able for early forcing in frames. Flesh is solid, intense bright red 
all through. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25, postpaid. 

Detroit Dark Red. a fine globe-shaped: rich dark flesh 

and skm. Very popular with canners 
and as a market variety. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. lo cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 90c. 





Lanier's Superba Beet 



Crosby's Improved Egyptian Beet 

Select List of the Best Garden Beets 

All varieties in regular large-sized packets, at Sets, per packet 
if ordered sent by express, deduct lO cts. per pound 

Stokes' Standard Early. See page 10. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 

^Ib. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
stokes' Standard Main-Crop. See page 10. Pkt 5 cts., oz. 10c , 

Klb. 25 cts., lb. So cts. 
New Meteor. Handsome globe-shaped, closely following Crosby's 

Egyptian; flesh dark red; small tap-root. Oz. locts., Klb. 25 cts., 

lb. 80 cts. 

New Colnmbia, or Carter's Excelsior. Round, smooth, dei p 

red flesh. Oz. 10 cts., lb. 20 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Arlington Favorite. A dark blood-red Beet, with tlie sweetness 

of the Bassano. Oz. 10 cts., ]4\h. 20 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Ford's Perfected Half-Long. Handsome, half- long, pointed 

shape: color rich, dark red ; very early. Oz. 10 cts., H lb. 20 cts.. 

lb. 75 cts. 

Extra-Early Egyptian. A standard early sort, with small ti>p. 

Oz. 10 cts., ;ilb. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
Lentz Extra-Early Blood Turnip. A favorite market gardeners, 

Beet around Philadelphia. \'ery early and sweet : rin>;ed red and 

white. Oz. 10 cts., K'b. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts.; 5-lb. lots, by express, 

50 cts. per lb. 

Edmand's Extra-Early Red Turnip. Round in shape, very 
sweet and tender ; skin and flesh deep blood-red. Exlra-early. 
Oz. 10 cts., }i]h. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

Bastian's Early Blood Turnip. A very early and popular sort, 
with a small top. Oz. 10 cts., \ lb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 

Early Bassano. Very sweet, light -colored flesh; fine turnip- 
shaped Oz. 10 cts., "4 lb. 20 cts., lb 65 cts. 

Bastian's Half-Lon^. Fine half-long Beet; dark red color; ex- 
cellent keeper: half -long, smooth, blood-red: an excellent half- 
long, late sort. Oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

Long Smooth Blood. Large, long, very late ; blood-red. Oz. loc, 
Jjlb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

Swiss Chard, or Spinach Beet. Is grown for its broad, white- 
leaved stalks, which are bunched ancl cooked in the same manner 
as asparagus, makinn a delicious summer vegetable. Oz. 10 cts., 
20 cts., 11). 75 cts. ^ 

Swiss Chard Giant Lucollus. See novelty page 9. i 



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ir STOKE S^ Standar d Seed^^I vegetable seeds 



MANGEL-WURZEL AND SUGAR BEETS 

I stroiiglj' recommend the Mangels and Sugar-Beets for feeding to cattle, sheep and swine. The roots 
grow to a very large size, make a much heavier yield than turnips, and are more nutritious and fatten- 
ing for food during the winter, largely increasing the vield of milk in cows. They can be grown at trifling 
cost. 

Culture. — All Mangels require a deep soil, so put a subsoil at least a foot to 18 inches deep and ap- 
ply plenty of rich stable manure. Sow (five to eight pounds to the acre) in rows 18 inches to 2 feet apart, 
and thin to 8 inches in the row. As soon as frost occurs, dig the crop, and if wanted for gradual consump- 
tion during the winter, the)' should be heaped to a height of 5 or 6 feet on a dry, sloping situation. As 
the weather gets colder, cover with salt hay or corn-stalks, and afterward sufficient soil to protect from 
freezing weather. By this gradual process of covering all danger of heating is obviated. 

The Chirk Castle Mangel-Wurze l Beet. Remarkable for its handsome, thick, 

— uniform shape and very broad shoulders, 

its diameter being greater and its weight much heavier than the Mammoth Long Red. Flesh is deep 
red, containing less water and more sugar than many other Mangels, making it more nutritious and 
milk-producing. Sheep also thrive better when fed on it, picking out pieces of it in preference to 
other kinds. It was originated in Scotland, where it has been known to produce 60 tons to the acre. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid; by freight or express, lb. 50 cts., 5 lbs. 
(enough for i acre) $2.25. 

Golden Tankard T^ancel* smooth yellow-fleshed Mangel ; the roots are of large diame- 

■* ter, tapering quickly at the bottom, which is quite broad, with 

only a Nniall tap-root. It grdws I.irgely above the soil and is easily harvested. It yields an enormous 
bulk i>n good land, and can lie grown closely in rows. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts.. M\h. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts., 
postpaid; by freight or express, not prepaid, 40 cts. per lb., 5 lbs. (enough for i acre) fi.75. 

All the following varieties of MangeUWurzel and Sugar-Beets are put up in regular large-sized packets, 
each at S cts. per packet. If ordered to be sent by mail, add I cts. per lb. to prices, or if ordered in 5-lb. lots, 
S cts. per lb. may be deducted. 

Mammoth Long Red Mangel. Sometimes called Jumbo, Norbitan, Giant and Colossal. Extensively 
grown for stock-feeding. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 45 cts., postpaid ; by express, lb. 35c., 5 lbs. Jfi. 50 

Taber's Gate-Post Mangel. The most useful, largest and best yellow, often weighing 40 lbs. and 
over, and producing 2,000 to 2,500 bushels to the acre. Oz. 10 cts., KIb. 20 cts , lb. 50 cts., postpaid; 
by express, lb. 40 cts., 5 lbs. $1.75. 

Golden Giant Intermediate (Yellow Leviathan Mangel). Grows more than half above ground ; flesh 
wliite, linn, sweet. Oz. 10 cts., KIb. 15 cts., lb. 45 cts., postpaid. 

New Golden Yellow Mammoth Mangel. Form and size re.sembles Red Mammoth; flesh golden yel- 
low, large and very productive. Oz. 10 cts., %\b. 15 cts., lb. 45 cts. 

Champion Yellow Orange, or Globe. Heavy cropper; succeeds on light land. Oz. :o cts., KIb- 15 
cts., lb. 45 cts., postpaid; by express, lb. 35 cts., 5 lbs. $1.50. 

Giant Half Sugar Rose. A cross of the Mammoth Red Mangel and Improved Sugar-Beet, containing 
more sugar than otlier Mangels ; roots large, long and smooth, and of a beautiful light rose tint; line 
(liiality and a heavy cropper. Oz. 10c. , %\h. 15c., lb. 45c., postpaid; by express, lb. 35c., 5 lbs. $1.50. 

Improved Klein VVanzleben Sugar-beet. Possesses the highest sugar-producing qualities. A very 
line and shapely root. Oz. 10 cts., '4\h. 15 cts.. lb. 45 cts., postpaid. 

Lane's Improved Imperial Beet. An improvement on the French Sugar Beet. Hardier, more pro- 
ductive, yielding 35 to 40 tons per acre. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 45 cts., postpaid. 

Red-Top White Sugar-Beet. The old variety ; largely grown for stock-feeding. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 15 
cts., lb. 45 cts., postpaid ; by express, lb. 35 cts., 5 lbs. $1.50. 

Vilmorin's Improved White Sugar-Beet. Very rich in sugar. Oz. lo cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 45 cts., 
postpaid ; by express, lb. 35 cts., 5 lbs. $1.50. 




BROCCOLI 



This very nnich resembles cauliflower in appearance and uses, 
but is l)y many considered more delicate. 

Early Purple Cape. Best for the North, producing compact 
brownish purple heads. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., 
lb. I2.75. 



CHIVES 



Chives are very hardy and perennial members of the Onion family. 
They are grown exclusively for their tops. Planted in clumps in any 
garden soil, they grow readily, and increase so as to render a divi- 
sion necessary. The tops appear very early in spring and can be 
cut throughout the season. Roots, 25 cts. per bunch, postpaid. 

CORN SALAD, or FETTICUS 

One ounce will sow about 18 square feet, and 6 pounds will sow one 

acre 

Broad-leaved (Large-seeded). A delicious salad, used during the 
winter and spring months as a substitute for lettuce, and is also 
cooked and used like spinach. Sow in spring in drills one foot 
apart. It will mature in six weeks. For earlj- spring use, sow in 
September and winter over like spinach. Postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 55 cts.; by express, 5 lbs. and over, 45 cts. 
per lb. 



CRESS 



One ounce will sow about 15 square feet 

Extra-Curled (Pepper Grass). Fine flavor; will cut several times. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 45 cts. 

True Water-Cress. A well-known aquatic plant, with oval leaves, 
making a delicious and appetizing salad. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., 
'4' lb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Upland Cress. Perennial, grown same as spinach ; flavor resem- 
bling water-cress. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

CHICORY 

The roots are dug in the fall, dried, cut in thin slices, roasted and 
ground, are used largely as a substitute for coffee. 
Large-rooted, or Coffee. The Chicory of commerce ; the best. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Whitloof. (Novelty.) See page 9. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., K lb. 40 

cts., lb. $1.50. 

COLLARDS (COLEWORT) 

Collards are largely used as "greens" in some parts of the coun- 
try, especially South. They are a form of the cabbage, bearing new 
leaves as the old ones are pulled off. 
Georgia. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., KIb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 



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High-Bred American-Grown Cabbage Seed 

So ' ' ' ' 

means s 
low 
a fev 

grown, except such varieties as should be grown abroad to get the best results, such as" the' Danish Ball Head.' 

Cl'LTUre. -I'or the earliest supply, seed may be sown in September and the plants wintered over in coldframes, or seed started in hot- 
beds or coldframes early m the sprnig. For the fall crop, the seed should be sown early in June and the voun? plants transplanted to the 
rows durmg the latter part of July. In planting, be sure to set the young plants down' to the first leaves'. If^it is desirable to economize 
space, lettuce or radish may be sown between the rows, as they will be out of the way before the Cabbage needs the room. 

One ounce oJ seed will sow 300 feet of drill; 2 ounces sown thinly should provide plants enough for 1 acre 

Stokes' Earliest. ^^ji^^! Market-Gardeners' No. 2. 



Jersey Wakefield. 



and hardest 

heading of all first-early Cabbages. For 

over twenty years this splendid Cabbage 
has been a leader. It has steadily grown 
in favor and is today the standby of 
many of my best friends. It is ten days 
earlier than Early Jersey Wakefield, and 
is unsurpassed in fine quality, great 
beaut}- and vigor of growth. With it you 
can command the earh' market in 3-our 
neighborhood. The heads are slightly 
conical, large, solid and remarkably uni- 
form. Pht. lo cts., oz. 35 cts., I4\b. $i, 
lb. S3.50. 

Stokes* Selected Early 

W h i 1 e 
this sort 

is not so earl}' as Stokes' Earliest, it will 
be found to be the very best conical- 
headed sort to come in immediately after 
it. It heads up remarkably hard and 
solid, with but few outside leaves, which 
are unusually thick and heavy, enabling 
it to stand cold weather without injury 
when carried through the winter either 
in the open ground in the South or in 
coldframes in the North. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

In mar- 
k e t s 

where a flat head is preferred to a pointed 
Cabbage, the Quick Cash will fill the bill. 
It is fully as early as the Early Jersey Wakefield, and grows to a 
good size for so early a sort. The stem is short, heads very solid, 
with a few outer leaves. It has the peculiarity of heading firmly 
at a very early stage of growth, so that a Cabbage of the finest 
eating and market quality can be obtained long before it has reached 
its maturity. Owing to the few outer leaves, they can be set close, so 
that the yield is very large. Pkt. loc, 02. 40c., }i\h. $1, lb. $3.50. 



Stokes* Quick Cash. 




A large, flat-headed Cabbage, coming 
in shortly after the Wakefield. This is a 
most e.vcellent Cabbage, for which we 
have had a very heavy demand for years. 
It is one of the earli'est large Cabbages 
on the list; very compact, hardy, and 
answers an e.xcellent purpose either for 
summer or winter use. It is fully a week 
earlier than tlie Early Summer. 'Pkt. loc, 
oz. 30 cts., U'lb. $1, I'b. S3. 50. 

STOKES' STANDARD EARLY 

(see page 10). Pkt. 10 cts., oz. so cts., 
Klb. 85 cts., lb. S3. 

STOKES' STANDARD SUMMER 
AND FALL (see page 10). Pkt. loc, 
!ilb. 85 cts., lb. S3. 
STANDARD LATE (see 
Pkt. 10 cts.. oz. 25 cts., Jilb. 
S2.50. 



oz. 30 cts 
STOKES' 

page 10) 
75 cts 



lb. 



Stokes' Selected Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage 



Stokes* Special All 
Head Early. 



I have a 
specially 
selected strain of Long Island- 
grown All-Head Early Cab- 
bage which is one of the best 
quite early Cabbages on the 
list. The deep, flat heads are 
remarkably solid and very uni- 
form in color, form and size. 
The heads are quite free from 
spreading leaves, which ena- 
bles them to be planted close 
together, and the rows closer 
together than almost any other 
Cabbage of this class. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 30 cts., 5ilb. 85 cts., 
lb. $3. 

Nokor Cabbage. 

Important noyelty. See de- 
scription, page 2. Medium 
early variety and very solid, 
the flesh is white with abso- 
lutely A^o Core (Nokor). I'kt. 
10 cts., oz. 35 cts., Klb. Si, lb, 
$3-50- 




Stokes' Special All-Head Early Cabbage 
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Ideal Early and Summer 
Cabbages 

Large packets of the following varie- 
ties, 10 cts. each, except where 
noted. 

Early Spring. .\ round, flat -headed 
Cabbage, as early as Jersey Wakefield. 
Oz. 20 cts., Klb. 65 cts., lb." $2. 10. 
Charleston, or Large Wakefield. About a week later than Jer- 
sey Wakefield. Oz. 30 cts., U'Ib. 85 cts., 1^. S3- 
Early Winnigstadt. (Grown from Prussian Prize Stock.) Those 
intending to plant this variety will find my strain superior in e::r- 
liness, size and solidity. A popular Cabbage. Oz. 25 cts., M\\). 
60 cts., lb. S2.2,S. 

Early Winnigstadt. Best imported seed as generally sold by 

others. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts', 
K'b. 45 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Early Flat Dutch. I otTer a 
remarkably fine strain ; a 
sure solid -header. I'kt. 5 
cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., 
lb. $2.25. 

Henderson's Early Sum- 
mer. A most popular and 
superior second-early sort. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Kll>. 
70 cts., lb. $2. 50. 

All Seasons (Vandergaw ). 
One of the finest, growing to 
a large size (luickly. I'kt. 5 
cts.. oz. 25 cts., 'j II). 70 cts , 
lb. $2.50. 

Henderson's Succession. 

.\\\ e.xcellent second - early ; 
(in style of .-Ml seasons. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Vt\h. 75 
cts.. lb. $2.75. 

Fottler's Improved Bruns- 
wick. Large, solid luiids; 
fine for early or late. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz 25 cts., Klb. 60 cts.. 
lb. $2 




CABBAGE, continued 
Londerback's Al l-the-Year-Ronnd. J^is Cab 

cage, orig- 
inated by Daniel Louderback, has for many years been the standard 
early round-headed Cabbage with Philadelphia gardeners, who pre- 
fer it to Early Summer and similar sorts, the originator frequently 
getting as high as Sio per pound for his seed. It is not only the finest 
early Drumhead in cultivation, but is equally good for second and 
third early, intermediate and late. Heading large, compact andsolid, 
at al! seasons. Pkt. lo cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. S3. 

A magnificent Cabbage for southern planters 
for early spring market, and for northern 
planters for early fall market. The plants are of very low growth 
with spreading saucer-like outer leaves, which shade the roots very 
effectively. It is very rapid in its growth, but it is a long time after 
maturity before it bursts. The heads are very deep through and 
smoothly round at the top. They are exceedingly hardy and solid 
and very heavy. Light grayish green color and 10 to 12 inches in 
diameter, and are verv attractive in every way. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 
cts., Klb. Si. lb. Sv.so.' 

My matchless strain 
of' Late Flat Dutch 



New Volga. 



Matchless Late Flat Dutch. 




Louderback's All-the-Year-Kound Cabbage 



Cabbage is une.xcelled in producing uniform, handsome, very large, 
solid, ronipact heads. They are of extra-strong growth and in good 

soil will produce heads of enormous size. They are also splendid keepers, and for 
late winter use there is no better. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., %\h. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 




Stokes' Worm-Proof Hardiana. 



The late firm of Johnson & Stokes 
introduced this Cabbage some 



Genuine Danish Ball-Head. 



Danisa Ball-Head Cabbage 



years ago, but one very hard winter the stock was lost, and it has been out of the 
market for some years. Fortunately, I have been able to procure it again from the 
originator, and the stock I now offer is of very fine quality. It is dark green in color 
with a slight tinge on the edges of the leaves ; every plant makes a hard, solid head, 
very large, often weighing from 18 to 25 pounds each. There is a natural glaze on 
the surface of the leaf which prevents, to some extent, the ravages of worms, but 
outside of this feature, it is a magnificent Cabbage for all purposes. Seed limited. 
Pkt. 15 cts., oz. Si, Klb. S3. 25, lb. Sn- 

Danish Round-Head. earner short- Etemmed type of the famous Dan- 

* ish Ball-Head. This new t\pe has very round, 
solid, heavy heads on short, thick stalks, and is less liable to be bent over by storms 
than taller varieties. The heads average larger in size than those of the Ball-Head 
type, and are heavier in weight than heads of even larger size of the best American 
varieties. The interior leaves are bleached to the purest whiteness. Pkt, 10 cts., oz. 
40 rts., Vib. St. TO, lb. $4. 

Seed grown by the originator in Den- 
mark. An e.xtreniely hardy imported 
Cabbage, which is growing in popularity in .America, having pruvtn itself one of the 
verv best winter sorts. It is a very sure header, very solid and heavy, an extra-good 
■ keeper and good seller. It is medium to late, but is generally grown as a late crop. 
The heads are not extra-large, and are without many outer leaves, so that it can be grown in close quarters. It has excellent keeping 
qualities, and is the best Cabbage to raise where it is sold per ton or by weight, as its solidity is not equaled by any other Cabbage in the 
list. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., ;;ib. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

AN IDEAL LIST OF STANDARD LATE OR WINTER CABBAGE 

Surebead. (Original seed) . Strong, vigorous ; very uniform : large and solid. By mail, postpaid, pkt. loc, oz. 25c., K'b. 75c., lb. S2.50. 
Rockhead Winter. Large, perfect shape, sure header and long 

keeper. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., '^Ib. 75 cts., 

lb. $2-50. 

Hollander, or German Export. Heads solid; medium size; 

w-hite ; very distinct. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. -50 cts., 

^Ib. 85 cts., lb. S3. 
Enkhuiifien Glory. Light green ; hard header. Crop very short 

this year. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 60 cts., Klb. Si 75. lb. S6. 
Short-Stem Drumhead. Surpasses the old Late Drumhead, 

ripening earlier. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., M'lb. 75 

cts., lb. $2.50. 

Large Late Drumhead. Old favorite w-inter sort; valuable for 
main crop. Bv mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., %]b. 55 cts., 
lb. S2. 

Premium Flat Dutch. 

for winter market 
55 cts., lb. S2. 

Hard Heading Savoy. A fine American-grown strain of beauti- 
fully crumpled and wrinkled Savoy type. Heads are large, solid 
and tender. Bv mail, postpaid, pkt. lo'cts., oz. 30 cts., Xlb. 85 cts., 
lb. S3. 

Perfection Drumhead Savoy. Large, loose heads, nearly round ; 
fine qualitv Bv mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz 25 cts., K lb 75 cts., 
lb. S2.50. 

Improved Red Dutch Erfurt. Very hard head ; deep blood- 
color; for pickling. Bv mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 
75 cts., lb. S2.30. 
Mammoth Red Rock. 



Largely grown for main crop; a favorite 
By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Kib. 



Cabbage. 



Largest, hardest-heading and best red 
Postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts . %\h 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 




MatcMesa Late Flat Dutch Cabbage 



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Early Alabaster. 



CAULIFLOWER 

Cauliflower is the highest-priced vegetable seed on the entire list, but my 
customers can depend upon the seed listed below as being the ver3' best. 

Cui.TL'RE. — The treatnient of Cauliflower is verj' similar to that of Cabbage. 
For spring crops the seed should be sown in hotbeds early in February, trans- 
planting the young plants to the garden early in April. For the main or fall 
crop, seed should be sown about June and the young plants set out the lat- 
ter part of Jul}'. 

One ounce will produce about 1,500 plants and sow about 40 square feet. One- 
half ounces and one-half pounds furnished at ounce and pound rates. 

STOKES' STANDARD. See page lo. Pkt. 25c., Koz. $1.65, oz. $3, Jilb. 

This is not only one of the earliest and quickest 
growing Cauliflowers, but it grows to a very large 
size and is handsome in every way. It is of very dwarf, erect habit, with short 
outer leaves. It is a sure header, every plant forming a large, solid, perfect 
head of the finest quality. Pkt. 25 cts.,'5 pkts. $1, Vzoz. $1.65, oz. $3, Klb. $10. 

Sanisll Drv "W^eather. ^ well-known fact that cauliflower 

— ■* thrives best near water. This makes Long 

Island and the Puget Sound country the greatest Cauliflower-growing sec- 
tions in the United States, but in the Danish Dry \\'eather Cauliflower we 
have a strain that is particularly adapted for growing away from water, and 
will succeed where others will fail. On this account it makes fine, large, solid 
heads, weighing from 3 to 8 pounds. This Danish Dry Weather Cauliflower, 
can even be grown in such dry-weather states as Arizona, where the Agricul- 
tural Experiment Station, in its Bulletin No. 35, speaks very highly of it. Pkt. 
25 cts , .5 pkts. Si, '-^oz. Si. 65, oz. S3, Klb. Sii. 

GUt-Edge Early Snowball. E.xtra-fine stock. For forcing under glass dur- 
ing winter and early spring, or for planting later in the open ground, no stock 
of Snowball can surpass it, and no Cauliflower ever grown is more satisfac- 
tory. Pkt. 20 cts., I2OZ. Si. 25. oz. S2.50, Klb. Sg. 
Extra-Early Dwarf Erfurt (Extra Selected). For forcing or open ground. 

Pkt. 20 cts , '-4oz. Si. 25, oz. S2.25. K'b. S8. 
Extra-Early Paris. Heads of medium size; first-class, sure header. Pkt. 10 cts., }^oz. 45c., oz. 75 cts., M\h. S2. 
Lenormand Short- Stem. Has very large heads : white, firm and late. Pkt. 10 cts., Hoz. 45 cts., oz. 75 cts., ^4 lb. S2. 

Large Algiers. M.Trket-gardeners' popular late sort. Pkt. 10 cts., Moz. 45c., oz. 75 cts., ^Ib. 




Early Alabaster Cauliflower 




Veitch's Autumn Giant. Very large and late. Pkt. 10 cts, Hoz. 30 cts., oz. 50 cts., Klb.$i.50. 



CARROTS 




Rubicon Carrot 



Culture. — For early Carrots for table use, sow as early as the ground can be worked : for 
late crop, until the latter part of July ; early in August for a wintercrop. For the main crop, sow 
from the middle of Jlay to the first of July. Thin out in the row from 5 to 6 inches apart, with 
rows 12 to 14 inches apart. Hoe often and deeply between the rows. Light, sandy loam, richly 
manured, is the best soil. 

One ounce will sow about 126 feet of drill ; 4 pounds will sow an acie 

All varieties In regular large-sized packets, at 5 cts. per pkt., postpaid. Deduct 10 cts. 

per lb. from prices if ordered sent by freight or express, when express price is not given. 
STOKES' STANDARD. See page 10. Oz. 10 cts., '4 lb. 30 cts.. lb. 90 cts., by mail, pc-lpaid. 
Rubicon Half-Long Orange. Tlie best and most popular half-long Carrot. Earlier tiian 

Dan vers, heavier and thicker at the shoulders, making it more productive; the leaves are also 

shorter and finer. A wonderfully heavy cropper, producing from 30 to 40 tons to the acre un- 
der good culture. Oz. 10 cts., 5i lb. 30 cts., lb. Si, by mail, postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. S4. 25. 
Improved Danvers { Improved American Strain ). Top small ; color rich orange : shape hand 

some and smooth ; superior quality; valuable also to grow for fetding stock, being well 

adapted to all soils. Oz. lOC, Jilb. 30c., lb. 90c. , by mail, postpaid ; 5 lbs. forS3.75. by express. 
Nichols' Long Orange. Much earlier than the old Long Orange, with shorter top; color 

deep golden orange when young, shading to a deep orange-red when fully grown. Perfectl\ 

smooth and grows without neck. Oz. 10 cts., M\h. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., by mail, postpaid ; 5 lbs. 

and over 6,s cts. per lb., by freight or express. 
Earliest Short Horn, or iFrench Forcing. The earliest small round forcing Carrot. Oz. 

10 rts.. V, 11), 30 cts., lb. 90 cts., postpaid. 
Early Scarlet Horn (Short Horn). Old standard and favorite early sort. Oz. 10 cts., y,\h. 

2S cts.. lb. 75 cts.. by mail, postpaid. 
Oxheart, Guerande. Earlv, short, thick, very smooth and handsome. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20c., 

lb. 70 cts., by mail, postpaid. 
Early Half-Long Scarlet, Pointed. Very productive and handsome ; fine (iiiality. Oz. loc. 

'^Ib. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., bv mail, postpaid. 
New French Market. (French Seed.) Fine deep orange color ; beautiful, smooth, distinct. 

half-long shape, free from core Heavy cropper and a great keeper. Oz. 10 cts., K'b. 30 cts., 

lb. 90 cts., bv mail, postpaid : bv express, 5 lbs. S3. 75. 
Chantenay (Stump-rooted). Siiiiilar to the old French Xantes Carrot. Oz. 10 cts., !^ lb. 30c.. 

lb. 90 cts., bv mail, postpaid ; by express, s lbs. S3.7,S. 
Saint Vallery, or Intermediate Red. Rich red color: late, thick and smooth. Oz. 10 cts., 

'{lb. 2.S cts., lb. S5 cts., bv mail, postpaid; bv express, 5 lbs. S3. 50. 
Long Orange (Improved). Well-known standard sort. Oz. 10 cts., \i\h. 20 cts., lb. 75 cts.. by 

mail, postpaid : 5 lbs. S3, bv express. 
Long White Belgian. For cattle feeding; very productive and large. Oz. 10 cts., U lb. 20c.. 

!h. 60 cts., bv mail, postpaid. 
Large Yellow Belgian. Different from above in color ; a fine late keeper. Oz. 10 cts., ViXb. 

20 cts., lb. 70 cts., by mail, postpaid. 



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VEGETABLE §EEDS 




CELERY 



Culture. — Sow the seed in a coldframe or dry border as early 
as the ground can be worked, in drills 8 to lo inches apart, covering; 
the seed '4 inch deep. When fairly out of the seed-leaf, they may be 
transplanted to another bed orelsethimied out to 5or6 inches apart, 
and let them grow until wanted for transplanting out into the beds 
or trenches. Earlj' in July in the North, or a month or six weeks 
later in the South, is the proper time to set out the plants in the 
trenches. The trenches should be shallow, and wide enough to hold 
one or two rows. These rows should be i foot apart and the plants 
set about 8 inches apart in the row. As the plants grow, they should 
be earthed up to blanch them, care being taken not to let the earth 
get into the heart of the plant. For keeping over the winter, they 
can be either banked up with earth and covered over with litter to 
protect from frost where they have grown, placing boards on top to 
keep out the rain ; or they may be taken up and blanched in a box 
in the cellar for winter use. 

One ounce of seed will produce about 2,500 plants 

Stokes' Paris Golden Self-blanching:. Seed 

— grown 

in France by the originator. It is univers.ill v acknowledged among 
market-gardeners that the Golden Self-blanching Celery is one of 
the best and most profitable Celeries known, if a good strain of it 
can be procured. The difficulty in the past has been that a large 
percentage of it grows pithy and soft, with occasional reversion to 
the green type. In this original French strain great caie and atlt n- 
tion have been given to reselection of the rich, golden, solid type, 
and I offer this strain with every confidence that my market-gar- 
dener and family customers will find it true to the best type, and 
well worth the seemingly stiff price asked for it. It is very early, 
entirely self-blanching, with large beautiful golden yellow heart, 
very crisp, solici and nutty. Fkt. loc, oz. 50c., j^lh. $1.50, lb. fo.50. 

Stokes* Winter Queen, ^he most popular as a late 
keeper. Snice our introduc- 
tion of this very valuable new Celery seven years ago, it has be- 
come the most popular of all as a late winter keeper, frequently be- 
ing seen and selling at high prices in the month of May, after all 
other Celeries are done. It is, without doubt, the most valuable va- 
riety of Celery for winter and spring use ever introduced, and e.\- 
cels the celebrated Perle le Grand and Perfection Heartwell as a 
late winter keeper. It is also much stouter, thicker and heavier, with 
double the amount of heart of other sorts. The plant is b autiful in 
appearance, of close habit and compact growth, and blanches to a 
beautiful cream-white. Ribs perfectly solid, crisp and of delicious 
nutty flavor. I'kt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., !4 lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Myers' Quick-Growing White Plume. new 

of white Plume Celery, selected and improved by Myers & Bowman, 
the well-known Philadelphia market-gardeners. It is uncjuestiona- 
bly the earliest Celery known, being ready for market ten days to two weeks earlier than any other strain. It dit?ers also from the old 
White Plume in size and habit, somewhat resembling the Paris Golden Self-blanching, but more stocky and robust, throwing out from eight 
to twelve hearts Leaves are very light iir color and entirely free from green Celery. It has proven to he by far the handsome.st, best and 
most salable early Celery that has been offered on Philadelphia markets the past three seasons. Choice home-grown seed, pkt. to cts , oz. 
35 CIS , i^lb. $1, lb. $3.50. 

THE BEST OF THE STANDARD CELERIES 

Large packets lO cts. each, except where noted 

Stokes' Standard Early Self -blanching. See page 11 

Stokes' standard Winter. See page 11 

Silver Self -blanching (Novelty). See page 2 , 

Perfected White Plume. Very early and extensively grown for market. Our extra-selected and perfected market 

garden strain is entirely free from green Celery found in most other strains of this important market sort 

Golden Self -blanching. (American seed) 

New Cremona. Sport frotn Winter Queen ; fine late keeper 

Boston Market. White, crisp and solid, very dwarf, tender 

'Giant Pascal. Popular green sort, very brittle crisp and nutty in flavor 

Perle le Grand. A new, large, green Celery, for early and late use 

New Rose. The best red Celery, solid and ornamental 

Golden Heart. Fine large, solid, waxy golden heart 

Perfection Heartwell. Large heart ; superior quality ; excellent for winter 

Schumacher. Immense size ; solid, crisp ; firm golden yellow heart 

rin de Siecle. A fine selection from Schuiriacher ; fine keeper and shipper 

Giant White Solid. Of tall, large size ; very solid, pure white ,. pkt. 5 cts. 

Soup, or Flavoring Celery. (Old seed.) Used for flavoring soups, stews, etc pkt. 5 cts. 

CELERIAC, or Turnip-rooted Celery. Extra large stnooth Prague pkt. 5 cts. 

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Stokes' Paris Golden Self-Blanching 



Oz. 




Lb. 


$0 50 


$1 50 


$5 50 


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75 


2 50 


40 


I 25 


4 00 


• 30 


85 


3 00 


• 35 


I 00 


3 50 


30 


80 


3 o<J 




60 


2 00 




60 


2 00 


• 25 


65 


2 50 


20 


60 


2 00 


20 


60 


2 00 




60 


2 00 




65 


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65 


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WALTER^ p. STOKES | 219 Market Sfa-eet.PHIl5ADELPHIA.PA. 




SUGAR CORN 

Culture. Plant in hills 3 feet apart each way and 5 or 6 kernels in 
a hill. The ground should be made rich with well-rotted manure. Hoe 
well. To have the finest Sweet Corn, it must be picked in just the 
right condition ; that is when the skin of the grain breaks at the slight- 
est puncture, and plantings should be made frequently enough to 
have a supply at this stage. The quality will be inferior if it is either, 
a few days too old or too young. 

Floracroft Beauty Sugar Corn 

In "Floracroft Beauty" we have a Corn for earliness, size of ear 
and quality, that has no equal on the market. It has a strong-growing stalk from 5 to 6 feet in heio-ht 
with ample foliage and quite long blades, generally with two and ° 
sometimes three good ears to a stalk, the ears being well set up 
from the ground. The ears are from 6 to 7 inches in length and 
have ten to twelve rows of good-sized deep grains, which are ex- 
ceptionally tender and juicy, possessing a rich sweet flavor that 
will please all lovers of this popular and delicious vegetable. Pkt. 
10 cts., %pt. 20 cts., pt. 30 cts., my mail, postpaid ; by express, pt. 
20 cts., qt. 30 cts., 4 qts., 85 cts., pk. $1.50. 

Surlington Hybrid. While not strictly a sweet Corn, 

this is a verj' profitable Corn to 
grow for early market. The grains not being shriveled are hardy 
and can be planted very early. Makes an ear 6 to 8 inches long, and 
fills the basket quickly, and is exceedingly attractive for market. 
Comes ill with Adams Early, and is much the same type, but with 
ears more than double the length ; recommended for market, but 
not sweet for home use. By mail, po.stpaid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts., 
qt. JO cts.; by express, qt. 20 cts., 'Apk. 50 cts., pk. 85c., bus. $3.25. 

This is a very fine, very 
early Sugar Corn ; hardy 
and can be planted fully as early as the Early Adams, and st td 
does not rot easily when planted early. The stalks grow about 5 
feet high, and mostly bear two well-developed ears to the stalk. It 
is of extra-fine quality, very sweet and delicious. A good early 
market sort. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts.; 
by e.xpress or freight, qt. 25 cts., Hpk. 75 cts , pk. $1.25. 



Holmes* Premo 60-Day. 



Golden Bantam. 



This Corn is extra-early, very sweet 
and of a delicious flavor. As indicated 



in its name, the grain when ready for use is a rich creamj' yellow 
deepening to an orange-yellow as it ripens. I do not recommend 
it as a market sort, as its color gives it the appearance of beii g 
old, but when once used it will be popular on account of its ritli 
llavor. By mail, postpaid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 45 cts., by express, qt. 
30 cts., J^pk. 85 cts., pk. $1.50. 

SNOW-CREAM TABLE CORN. See page 2. By mail, post- 
paid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts.; by express, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.75- 

EXTRA-EARLY postpaid express or freight 



Stokes' Standard Earliest, p. 11 . $0 
Adams' Extra-Early. Not Sugar 

Corn ; small ears for early use 

White Mexican. Very early, small ear but deliciously sweet 

New Buck Mountain. Earlier and some smaller than Burlington Hybrid 

Early Cory (Red Cob). A very early variety, with fair-sized ears 

New Mammoth White Cory. Larger ears than White Cory ; white cob 
Early Minnesota. Nearlj- as early as Cory ; of dwarf growth ; ears white 

Peep o'Day. \'ery early sweet ; two to three ears to the stalk 

New Early Champion. Ripens ahead of Crosby ; large ears 

Metropolitan. Grows vigorously ; free from smut ; fine 

Kendel's Early Giant. Large, handsome ears, ready in 70 days 

Crosby's Extra-Early. Fair-sized ears ; of excellent quality 

Perry's Hybrid. Very early and of large size ; valuable for market 

SECOND-EARLY, or INTERMEDIATE 

Stokes' Standard Second-Early. See page 11 

Potter's Excelsior, or Squantum. Ears large and well filled 

Shaker's Early. Very large, white grain ; early and productive 

Stabler's Early. Grains deep, of fine quality; fine for market 

Early Evergreen. Ears as large as Stowell's ; 10 days earlier 

Early Mammoth, or Asylum. Much earlier than Late Mammoth 



LATE, or GENERAL CROP 

Stokes' Standard Main Crop. See page 11 

Country Gentleman. One of the sweetest of all for home table 

Zigzag Evergreen. Good-sized ears, deliciously sweet 

Shoe Peg, or Ne Plus Ultra. Small ears, with very irregular rows ... 
Stowell's Evergreen. Original stock as introduced by Mr. Stowell . . . 
Black Mexican. Black grains, sweet and delicious ; fine for home use. . 

Egyptian, or Washington Market. Fine for market ; ears large 

Late Mammoth. The largest ear of all ; rich, sweet and superior 

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XpjE^^ ^T^DARB gtEEDg^l VEGETABLE ^^EE ^ 




New Klondike Cucumber 



A PAGE OF THE BEST CUCUMBERS 

Culture. — For gen. -al crop, sow in the open ground as soon as the weather is sufficiently settled. Plant in hills 4 feet apart each 
way, putting a shovelful of well-rotted manure in each hill. For pickles, sow from the middle of June to the first week in July. If wanted 
very early in the season, sow two or three seeds in a 4-inch pot and transplant these to the open ground when all danger of frost is over. 



One ounce ol seed will plant about 50 Mils; two pounds will plant an acre 



New Klondike. 



A Grand Market Sort. This is a hybrid sort of the White Spine type which holds its attractive dark green 
color longer than most other sorts. When of suitable size for shipping it averages from 6 to 7 inches long, the 
ends are quite square and it is about 2 inches thick. The quality is unsurpassed. Wherever it is sold to market-gardeneis it has become 
their main crop, and the demand for it is growing rapidly. Its points of superiority are — extreme earliness, a prolific bearer, very hardv, 
producing fair crops under such unfavorable conditions as cause many other sorts to fail, very dark green and holding its attractive color 
and crispness for a long time, size just right for a slicing Cucumber. It is also quite firm when small, making an excellent pickling sort. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid ; by express, lb. $1.15, 5 lbs. $5.50, 10 lbs. $10. 

New Davis Perfect. '^^^ Davis Perfect Cucumber resembles a hothouse Cucumber so closely that dealers cannot tell the differ- 

ence, it being equally good for hothouse or outdoor culture. It is ideal in shape, rich, dark green color, 

uniform and regular in size. It is exceedingly tender, and as a slicing Cucumber for the table is unsurpassed. It is almost seedless one- 
third of its length from the stem end, and the seeds that are contained in it, when in slicing condition, are so small and tender that they are 
almost unnoticed. Exceedingly productive. Pkt. loc, oz. 20c., K'b. 40c., lb. Si. 50, postpaid; by express, lb. jji.40, 5 lbs. S6.25, 10 lbs. $12. 

Stokes' Perfection White Spine. (See Novelty, page 3). a splendid white Splne that was developed by a celebrated 

greenhouse grower in Rhode Island. Pkt. lo cts., oz. 15 cts., 'A\h. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

(See Novelty, page 3.) The earliest White Spine in the list. Blunt end. Fine. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., K'b. 40c., 
lb. j?i.5o, postpaid ; by express, lb. S1.40, 5 lbs. $6.25, 10 lbs. S12. 
FordJlOOk Pickling^. This is one of the very best and most prolific varieties for producing Pickles of medium size for both 

home use and market, or for pickle factories. Pkt. 5 cts., oz., 15 cts., K'b. 40 cts., lb. 81.25. 
Cum'berland Picklin&r. T'^'^ ^ ^'^'^y strong, vigorous grower with fruit setting very freely. The young Cucumber as shown 
s_ in the illustration is thickly set with small spines, and are equally attractive for making small gher- 
kins, medium size or large pickles. The straight young fruit has a quite rough surface sn much desired" for small pickles. The large-sized 
fruits average eight to ten inches in length, with full rounded ends, and are of good quality for slicing. Pkt. 5c., oz. 1,5c., '4\h. 40c., lb. $1.25. 
Pgj.fgQ'f^^OQ Hothouse Forcing. This splendid hothouse Cucumber is the result of repeated selections of greenhouse- 

— grown White Spine Forcing, which has resulted in a Cucumber that is longer and darker 

green than the old variety. The fruits are even in size, very regular in form and very dark in color, with a few light spines showing at the 
blossom end. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. 50 cts., K'b. $1.40, lb. {5. 



Earliest of All. 



SELECT LIST ( 

Large packets S cts. Deduct lO cts. 
STOKES' STANDARD. Seepage 11. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 

10 cts., oz. 20 cts., J^lb. 45 cts., lb. ^1.50. 
Coy's Early Cyclone. The earliest White Spine by three weeks. 

Wonderfully prolific. By mail, postpaid, oz. loc, ^Ib. 30c., lb. $1. 




Cumberland Pickling Cucumbers 



)F CUCUMBERS 

per lb. if ordered by express or freight 

Peerless, or Improved White Spine. A fine strain ; very early 

and handsome. By mail, postpaid, oz. js cts., lb. 40 cts., lb $1.25. 
Evergreen White Spine. Retains its deep green color in all stages 

of growth. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., }i\h. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Improved Arlington White Spine. A marked improvement on 

the above. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts , Klb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 
Early Frame, or Short Green. For slicing or pickling ; produc- 
tive and early. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., Klb. 4octs., lb $1.25. 
Jersey Piclile. Very largely grown ; uniform in size ; thin skin. 

Fine for small pickles. Pkt. 5 cts., Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Westerfield's Chicago Pickle. One of the best pickles ; very 

popular \\'est. By mail, postpaid, oz 15 cts., '/t lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Nichol's Medium Green. Thick through ; full ends; for slicing or 

pickling. Bv mail, postpaid, oz. i.s cts., K b. 40 cts., lb. $i.2,s. 
Green Prolific, or Boston Pickling. Dark green ; uniform small 

size. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts , K'b. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Improved Long Green. Dark green, crisp and productive. By 

mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., 5<lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Giant of Pera. Grows 1 to feet long; one of the best for table 

use. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., K'b.'so cts., lb. $1.50. 
West India Gherkin, or Burr. Small; prickly fruits; best for 

small pickles. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., KIb. $1. 





^ WALTER^ P. STOKES 


219 Market §^eet, PHIbADELHiIA,PA. 








Early Black Beauty Eggplant 

DANDELION 

Improved Large, or Thick-leaved. A very earlj' and healtliful 
spring salad. Sow early in drills iS inches apart. Pkt. lo cts., 
oz. 75 cts. 



EGGPLANT 



Culture. — Sow in hotbeds very early in^the spring, and trans- 
plant when 2 inches high into a second bed or into small pots. When 
the weather has become perfectly settled and warm, transplant to 
the open ground, setting them out in rows 3 feet apart and 2 feet 
apart in each row. One ounce will produce about one thousand 
plants. 

STOKES' STANDARD. Seepage 11. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., 
Klb. gi.35. lb. S5- 

Early Black Beauty. This is the earliest and best market and 
family sort of all the large Eggplants. It is full)' ten days earlier 
than the New Jersey Improved Large Purple, and sets its large, 
handsome fruit very freely, branching near the ground and grow- 
ing into well-rounded bushes. Its fine fruits are thick and most 
perfect in form. Tlie skin has a satiny gloss and is of a rich, lus- 
trous, purplish black. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., Vi\b. Si. 35, lb. $5. 

New Jersey Improved Large Purple Smooth Stem. The 
New Jersey Improved is a decided improvement on the New 
York Large Purple in quality, size and great beauty. The plants 
are large and vigorous ; leaves of a light green shade ; fruit early, 
very large, oval and of a fine deep purple — never red or yellow ; 
flesh white, tender and superior. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 45 cts., ^Ib. 
$1.2$, lb. $4.50. 



ENDIVE 



Culture. — Sow in June. July and August, thinning out the plants 
to about S inches apart. When the leaves are 6 to 8 inches long, tie 
them up either with yarn or raffia grass. This is to blanch them, 
but it must be done when quite dry or they will rot. At the approach 
of winter, take them up with a ball of earth and place close together 
in a fraine or cellar for use. One ounce wiU sow 15 feet of drills and 
will produce about tliree thousand plants. 

Mammoth Green Curled. Leaves are very crisp, tufty and full. 
Midrib is pure white, with large, white heart, fleshy and tender. 
Equally suitable for spring, summer and autumn planting. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 15 cts., ;{lb. 4octs., lb. Si. 50. 

Giant Fringed, or Oyster. A very handsome variety, largely 
used in Philadelphia and other eastern cities to decorate the dis- 
plaj' of oysters during winter in restaurants and oyster houses. 
By tying up the center, can be easily blanched. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
15 cts., '/(lb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Ever-White Curled. A beautiful variety ; midrib yellow; leaves 
almost white, large size, crisp and tender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
'i lb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Broad-leaved (EscaroUe). Large and sweet, blanched as salad. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., ;(lb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

New Berlin Giant. With market-gardeners who tested it the past 
seasons this new German Endive has proven to be by far the lar- 
gest in cultivation, even e.vcelling our Mammoth Green Curled, 
which it resembles in form and leaves, but of greater size. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 20 cts., lilh. 50 cts., lb. $1.70. ^ 



KALE 



Culture. — It is cultivated and grown e.xactly as j'ou would cab- 
bage. The hardy kinds can be sown in August and September and 
will keep over winter with a slight covering of long manure or straw. 
One ounce will produce about two thousand plants. 
New Imperial, or Long Standing. A beautifully curled and 
crimpled sort. Of strong, vigorous habit, perfectly hardy, bright 
green color, and very attractive appearance. Superior to all other 
sorts, and will stand longer witliout shooting to seed than any 
other. Height 2 feet. Pkt. 5 cts., 02. 10 cts., '41b. 20 els., lb. 65 cts. 
Southern Dwarf Green Curled Scotch. This is one of the best 
Kales for spring sowing in the North, and is the principal sort 
grown in the South for northern markets. It is hardy, and will 
remain over winter in any place where the temperature does not 
go below zero. The habit is very dwarf and spreading, and will 
rareh' e.xceed 18 inches in height. The leaves are of a bright green 
color, beautifully curled, and produced in great abundance. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., ;;tlb. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
Philadelphia Dwarf Green Curled Scotch. .-V favorite with 
northern gardeners, growing about 2 feet in height and hardier than 
the Southern Dwarf Green Curled Scotch, being improved by frost; 
leaves green and beautifully curled and wrinkled. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., K'b. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Siberian Curled (German Greens). This variety grows a little 
larger and coarser than the preceding ; the leaves are not so deeply 
curled and are of a bluish green color ; very hardy. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 



KOHLRABI 



Culture. — Sow in the spring m rows 18 inches apart, thinning to 
8 to 10 inches apart in the row. Keep weeds down, and when bulbs 
are 2 or 3 in. in diameterthey are fit to eat. and should be used at once, 
cooking the same as turnips. One ounce will sow 150 feet of drill. 
Smooth White Short-leaved. This new sort is decidedly the best 
for market and table use, being much superior to \'ienna. It is very 
early and the best for forcing as well as for outside growth. Bulb 
is greenish white; beautiful smooth shape and of the very finest 
te.xture and quality. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., '/^Ib. 85 cts., lb. S3. 
New Smooth Purple. Very short-leaved. Like the preceding ex- 
cept in color. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., K'b. 85 cts., lb. S3. 
Early White Vienna. Small bulb, early. Flesh tender and white. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., 5^1b. 70 cts., lb. $2.25. 
Early Purple Vienna. A little later; color bluish purple. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 70 cts., lb. $2.25. 



HORSE-RADISH 



Horse- Radish is grown from young roots or sets, which should be 
planted out in the spring. They will form a large-sized radish, fit 
for use in one season's growth. Roots, 20 cts. per doz., 75 cts. per 
100, postpaid ; 50 cts. per 100, S3 per 1,000 by e.xpress. 
New Horse-Radish from Bohemia, " Maliner Kren." This 
Horse-Radish was brought from Bohemia by the Department of 
Agriculture some years ago. The roots grow to an e.xtremely large 
size, white as a parsnip. Sets planted in April will yield large 
roots in October if the ground is rich, growing much more rapidly 
than the old variety, and its flavor is of the very best. Small roots 
ready for planting, 30 cts. per doz., $1.30 per 100, by mail, post- 
paid'; by express. Si per 100, S4-5o for 500, S8 per 1,000. 



LEEK 



Culture. — Sow very early in tlie spring, in drills 6 inches apart ; 
thin out to 2 inches apart in the row. When about 7 inches high, 
trar.splant them in rows 12 inches apart and as deep as possible, but 
do not cover the young center leaves. Draw earth up to them as 
they grow. Take up and store in earth in a cool cellar beft)re winter. 
The seeds may also be sown in September and the young plants 
transplanted in the spring to where they are to remain. One ounce 
will sow 100 feet of drill and produce about 1,000 plants. 
New Giant Italian. This new Leek from Italy is fully twice the 
size of the ordinary London Leek, and much handsomer in appear- 
ance. Like the Italian onions, it is very mild and agreeable in 
flavor; extremely hardy and a fine keeper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts.. 
;41b. 40 cts., lb. S'-.so. 
Large American Flag. Previous to our introduction of the Giant 
Italian, this was the favorite variety. \'ery fine and large. Pkt. 
5 cts,. oz. 10 cts., '.,'lb. 30 cts., II). Si. 
London Flag. PoiMilar old sort. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Jjlb. 
•;o cts., lb. S'- 



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Stokes' Standard 



VEGETABLE ^^EED S 




American Pure Culture Spawn in the Button Stage 

MUSHROOM SPAWN 

Mushrooms can be grown in any dark room or cellar where the 
temperature is kept at 50 to 70 degrees. From some old pasture, pro- 
cure good rich soil and store it away. To every bushel of this add 
two bushels of fresh horse manure. Of this well mixed compound 
prepare a bed, say 4 feet wide. Put down a thin layer and pound it 
down hard, and so until the bed is 12 to 18 inches thick. It soon 
becomes pretty hot, but let the heat recede until it is only 85 to 90 
degrees. Then make holes, say a foot apart, and put in the Spawn, 
two or three pieces as large as a walnut to each hole. Cover the 
holes and press the soil down solid and smooth. I,et the bed remain 
in this condition about twelve days; then Cfver the bed with 2 
inches of fresh loam, and over this put 4 or 5 inches of hay or straw, 
and the work is done If the temperature is right, in si.x or eight 
weeks you may e.xpect Mushrooms. The beds will continue bearing 
from twenty to thirty days. After the first crop is gathered, spread 
over the bed an inch of fresli soil, moisten with warm water, and 
cover with hay as before. The main conditions in Mushroom growing 
are proper and uniform temperature, and very rich soil. One pound 
of Spawn is sufficient for a bed 2x6 feet. We receive fresh Spawn 
several times a year from the best makers. 

Virgin English Milltrack Mushroom Spawn 

My celebrated English Milltrack brand (made by the be.st maker 
in England specially for my trade) has gained an enviable reputa- 
tion among. critical growers for its uniform good quality, and can be 
thoroughly relied upon to produce a good crop of the best Mush- 
rooms. Per brick, iK lbs., 1.5 cts. (bricks postpaid, 25 cts. ); 10 lbs. 
80 cts., 25 lbs. $1.75, 100 lbs. $6.50, 1. 000 lbs. and over, 6 cts. per lb. 
(250 lbs. sold at i,ooo-lb. rate). Directions for cultivation accompany 
each order for spawn. 

Pure Culture Spawn, an American Product 

A very superior article, made in this country from carefully se- 
lected spawn, which it is claiined is much more vigorous than the 
imported article, and will produce Mushrooms of a very superior 
quality and flavor. 1 brick, by mail, postpaid, 40 cts ; by express, 
30 cts., 5 bricks, by express, $r.2o, 10 bricks $2, 25 bricks $4.50, 50 
bricks $8, 100 brick's $1$, 140 bricks (one case) $19.50. 

Order Falconer's " Jiow Xo Grow Musbrooms." $1. 




Martynia, or Unicom Plant 

MARTYNIA, or UNICORN PLANT 

The Martynia, or Unicorn Plant, is quite ornamental in growth 
and bears large pyramidal spikes of gloxinia-like flowers, followed 
by hairy seed-pods of a peculiar shape (see illustration). These 
pods are gathered while yoting and tender, and pickled. 
Proboscidea. Tender pods for pickling. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., 

Xlb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 



MUSTARD 

One ounce will sow about 76 feet of drill 

Southern Giant Curled. Highly esteemed in the South, where 
the seed is sown in the fall, and used in the spring as a sslad. 
Our stock is the true curled leaf, and produces plants 2 feet high, 
and of greater breadth, forming enormous bunches. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. JO cts. , ]4 lb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 

New Chinese. Leaves twice the size of the ordinary White Mus- 
tard, crimpled, like a Savoy Cabbage; stems more succulent; 
flavor pleasantly sweet and pungent. In six weeks from the time 
of sowing, the leaves are eaten boiled like spinach, and the plants 
will continue to yield until frost sets in. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
^Ib. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 

White London. The old sort, used for salads and flavoring. Pkt. 
3 cts., oz. 8 cts., 5(^lb. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 

Black or Brown. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., ^Ib. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 



NASTURTIUM 



Nasturtiums of all varieties are useful for furnishing tender seed- 
pods which make delicious pickles. The seeds for pickling should 
be gathered while green and with a portion of the stem attached. 
Pick them over and place in a jar until filled ; then cover them with 
cider vinegar that has been brought to the boil and is still warm, to 
keep for winter use. 

Tall Yellow. The best for pickling seed-pods, or garnishing. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
Dwarf Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %lh. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 



OKRA 



Is cultivated for its fruit-pods which are used in soups, stews, etc. 
In soups and catsup it gives body to the dish, and while at first is 
not agreeable to the taste, it is one that is easily acquired and many 
are very fond of it. It is largely used in canning with tomatoes, and 
can be dried and canned for winter use. For shipping, cut the stems 
an inch or so long, so as to prevent the wilting in transit. 

Culture. — Sow late in the spring after the ground has become 
warm, in drills 3 feet apart, thinning out to from 9 to 12 inches apart 
in the row. For keeping, they should be picked while still small 
and tender. 

One ounce will plant 100 hills 
Kleckley's Favorite. The pods of this new Okra average 6 inches 
in length by inches, carrying the thickness well through its 
length. The under pods are exceptionally tender and fleshy. .The 
plants grow 2!^ to 3 feet in height and bear smooth, white pods at 
each leaf joint. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., K'b. 25 
cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Perkins' Mammoth Long-podded. This distinct new Okra was 
originated by M. B. Perkins, a well-known New Jersey trucker, 
after many years of careful study and selection. Its productive- 
ness is simply wonderful. The pods shoot out from the stalk 
within 3 inches of the ground, and the whole plant is covered 
with them to the extreme height of the plant. The pods are an 
intense green color, of unusual length, 8 to 9 inches, very slim, 
and do not get hard, as in the case with other Okras. It is also 
much sought after by canners being the best of all green sorts for 
canning for winter use. Our seed is grown hy the originator. By 
mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts.; by 
freight or express, lb. 65 cts., 5 lbs. and over, 60 cts. per lb. 

Lady Finger. Fine new variety from the South. Very productive 
of extra-long, slender pods of fine round form, white and smooth. 
If used in its early state of growth, it will be found exceptionally 
tender and choice. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts 

Dwarf Green Prolific, or Density, A distinct variety, growing 
about 14 inches in height. Very productive of fine, smooth pods. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

White Velvet. This distinct and beautiful new Okra was origi- 
nated in Georgia. The pods are very large; perfectly smootli, 
never prickly, round, nor ridged or square as in other Okras. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb- 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

G. H. Landrev, Morris, Okla.. writes January 18, 1908 : " The longer we use 
your seeds the better we like them. I am always sure of a good gardeti when 
I have Stokes' Seeds to plant." 

RoBT. M. BiDorE, Erma. N. J ., writes February 17. 1909: " Your seeds all 
did so exceedingly well /or me last year that 1 recomme^id them to all my 
neighbors.'' 

William S. Martin, West Grove, Pa., write April 29, 1909: "Both Seeds 
and treatment cannot be improved upon." 



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LETTUCl 



CABBAGE OR HEADING VARIETIES 



All varieties at 5 cts. per packet, except where price Is given. When ordered by express deduct 10 cts. per pound 

Culture. — For early summer use, sow in hotbeds in March, sowing every two weeks for succession. Transplant the young plants to 
rows 2 feet apart and S to 12 inches apart in the row. For winter use, sow in August, transplant to frames; and for this purpose the small- 
heading varieties, such as the May King, are best adapted. The Cos varieties require to be tied up for a few days in order to properly 
blanch them. 

One ounce will sow about 100 feet and produce 3,000 plants 

Stokes' Biff Boston. This grand Lettuce is steadily 

gainmg ni popularity, until now it 

is more extensu'ely grown than any other variety, either for private 
table or by the'inarket gardener. Whether grown in the open ground 
for summer and fall use or in frames for spring and earlj- summer, or 
forced in greenhouses for winter use, it invariably gives the greatest 
s ttisfaction, producing large, fine, buttery yellow heads, thoroughly 
lilanched leaves, crisp, tender, sweet and white. It has compara- 
tively few outside leaves and stands as long as any before shooting 
to seed. There is no other variety that gives such great satisfaction 
under every possible condition, and for that reason is one of the 
most profitable varieties to grow. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., 5{lb. 65 
cts , lb. $2.23. 

Mammot h Salamander, the New Mammoth Sai- 

amander we have a variety 
which possesses all the desirable qualities of the old Salamander, 
but grows to double the size. It is today the most rapid seller ir 
New York and Philadelphia markets and always brings good prices. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., ^jlb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

This valuable Lettuce comes from Ger- 
many. It is, without any question, one 
of the best Lettuces on the list for early spring planting in the open 
ground. The heads are 6 to 7 inches in diameter, with the outer 
leaves very closelj- folded in. The heads are of a clear light green, 
the outer leaves being slightly tinged with brown, the inner being 
clear, bright yellowish, with very rich oily flavor, which adds much 
to its other good qualities. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25c., 'A\h. 65c., lb. $2.25. 

Best to stand heat. Its heat-re- 
sisting qualities are unprece- 
dented, and during the hot summer it will remain longer without 
shooting to seed than any other. The outside color is a light yellow- 
ish green, becoming entirely- yellow toward the heart, while its ten- 
60 cts., lb. $2. 

Mvers' " All Right." ^'^'^ ne\KUgaiW<''Lettuce is large, solid, beautiful, and of finest table quality. It niav he used in the open 

£ air or for forcing purposes with equal satisfaction. It produces a large solid head of the finest quality, 

e.xtreinely uniform in size and formation. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., li\h. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 

A splendid hot-weather Lettuce. Makes fine large, firm and solid heads, lisht green outside and blanched to a beauti- 
ful creamy yellow inside. It is one of the best summer heat-resisters known. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60c , lb. $2. 
This is one of the best all-year-round Lettuces in the entire list. It can be marketed when very young, as it forms a good 
solid head by the time it is half-grown. It is of a very light vellowish green color, of the very finest quality and stands 
well as a summer Lettuce. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., li\h. 60 cts., lb. $2. ' ' ' 




Early May King. 



Stokes* Snmmerlead. 



stokes' Big Boston Lettuce 
der and crisp table qualities are perfect. Pkt. 10 cts.j^z. 20 cts., l{\b. 



growinj: 

All Seasons. 
Sensation. 



NEW STRAWBERRY. Important novelty. Seepages. 

STOKES' STANDARD HEAD. See page 11. Pkt. 10 cts., rz. 
20 cts., U\h. 60 cts., lb. $2, 

White-seeded Tennis Ball, or Boston Market. A well-known 
forcing sort. Oz. 15 cts., M lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Stokes* Hothouse. Doi>ble the size of Tennis Ball ; never rots. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., H lb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 75. 

Reichner's Early White Butter. Large, solid; fine for forcing 
or open ground Oz. 15 cts., ;4 lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Mongolian. A new \iariety from Asia, valuable for spring- and fall- 
planting outdoors. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts , Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

The Copperhead. Light brown outside, shading to light pink in- 
side; crisp and handsome. Oz. 1,5 cts , li\h. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Silver Ball. Head white, solid, firm ; splendid for spring and sum- 
mer use. Oz. 15 cts., 'lib. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

White Russian Summer. Very large, handsome heads; fine for 
open ground. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., ^4' lb 40 cts., lb. Si 50. 

Philadelphia Dutch Speckled Butter. Fine large heads of ex- 
cellent quality. Oz. 15 cts., K'b. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Hornberger's Dutch Butter. Improvement on Dutch Butter ■ 
private stock. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts , ]{\h. 50 cts , lb. Si-75. 

Champion Spring and Summer. Large, solid, golden yellow 
heads of the most showy type. Oz. to cts., K'h. .'^.S cts., lb. Si . 2.' 

California Cream Butter, or Royal Summer Cabbage. Fine, 
solid heads. Oz. 10 cts., '{lb. y,s cts,, lb. Si.2.S- 

Salamander. Fine, compact heads, which resist summer heat ad- 
mirably. Oz. 10 cts., '/(lb. 35 cts.. lb. ?i.25. 

Deacon. A large, solid cabbage Lettuce for summer ; heads light 
green outside. Oz. 10 cts., '<Jlh. 35 cts., lb. ,'?i.2,s. 

Philadelphia Early White Cabbage. Haiulsome heads of su- 
perior quality. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1-25. 



NEW 20TH CENTURY. Important novelty. See page 3. 




Sensation Lettuce 



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grgK^ SEEdIII) VEGETABLE §EEDS | 



LETTUCE 

CURLED-LEAVED VARIETIES 

These are planted largely in some sections for an early 
spring supply. They do not form tightly folded heads, but 
make a close, compact bunch of leaves, and where the 
plants are properly thinned and cultivated they attain large 
size. This is the "curly" Lettuce of the old-time gardens. 

All varieties In regular large-sized packetSi at 5 cts. 
per packet, except where priced 



Grand Rapids. 



This is a fine loose-headed va- 
riety of superior table merit, and 
is adapted either for open-air culture or forcing in frames or 
greenhouses. It originated at Grand Rapids, Michigan, 
and it has a great reputation as a forcing sort throughout 
the middle states and the West, and is largely grown also in 
the East and South. Its growth is large, yet compact; leaves 
finely cut and of a beautiful yellowish green. The plants 
may be set as closely as 6 x 8 inches. It is a quick grower 
and a good shipper ; stands well before shooting to seed ; is 
free from rot, and is a favorite with the market-gardener. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1 75. 

STOKES' STANDARD CURLED. See page n. Oz. 

20 cts., 'A lb. 50 cts., 
lb. $1.75. 
Black-seed Simp- 
son. Large, finely 
fringed. Oz. 15c., 
KIb. 40c., lb. I1.50. 





Grand Rapids Lettuce 



Early Prize-Head (Brown Cabbage). Large, loose heads, tinged with brown. Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 
cts., lb. jji.50. 

New Morse. The best curled growing Lettuce; large leaves, light green outside, blanching to 
light yellow inside : splendid lor both early and summer use; crisp and tender. Oz. 20 cts., ',i\h. 
50 cts., lb. $1.75. 

Early Curled Silesian. A leading early curled sort ; fine for cutting. Oz. 15 cts., KIb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Trianon Cos, or Celery Lettuce. This is the most crisp and tender of all Lettuces. It is greatly 
prized by manv who are lamiliar with its good tiualities. The leaves are long and narrow and 
blanch to an almost pure white; very crisp and mild in flavor. Thej' can be eaten as celery dipped 
in salt or make the celebrated " .Salad Roniaine" when treated with an oil dressing. Large pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 20 cts., H'Ib. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 

American Varieties Mixed. Fifteen kinds nii.ved in one package, giving a succession of fine Lettuce 
the whole season. Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 



Trianon Cos, or Celery Lettuce 



LETTUCE 

CRISP-HEADED VARIETIES 

These form heads of closely 
folded leaves, but are entirely 
distinct in texture of foliage. 
Valuable for growing in sum- 
mer, as the leaves are always 
crisp, brittle and mild in flavor. 
Giant Glacier. This beautiful Lettuce is one of the best for sum- 
mer use; large, light green heads 10 to 12 inches in diameter; 
crumpled and swollen like Savoy cabbage Interior being white, 
crisp and tender, one of the best to endure heat and drought. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Uih. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Iceberg. This belongs to a class of " Crisp-Head " Lettuce on the 
order of the "Hanson." In the "Iceberg," the head is ijUUe solid, 
with large, white main ribs, with the leaves curled strongly to the 
center. This tendency prevents the center of the head from being 
e,xposed, and thus it gets thoroughly blanched and tender. Either 
as an early spring, or as a midsummer Lettuce, it is always crisp 
and tender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

New York, or Wonderful. Another splendid summer sort with 
large, dark green heads of immense size, with closely folded leaves, 
the inner portion being beautifully blanched to rich golden yellow. 
The outer leaves are a deep, rich green. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., 
Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Hanson. This is one of the standard crisp-head varieties, growing 
to a very large size, is uniformly a sure header ; heads very solid, 
and beautifully blanched. The inside being crisp, mild and tender. 
It is one of the finest varieties grown for market during mid- 
summer. Splendid for filling the barrels quickly. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
15 cts , li\h. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 




New Morse Lettuce 



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WALTEP^ P. STOKES f 219 Market ^eet, PHIbADELPHIA,PA 




GREEN-FLESHED 
VARIETIES 



MUSKMELON 

Culture. — Sow in light, sandy soil after it has become warm and 
dry, in hills 5 to 6 feet apart, six to ten seeds in a hill. When np and 
all danger of insects has passed, pull out all but tliree plants. Pinch 
the ends of the growing vines to induce fruiting. Ashes, air-slaketl 
lime pr tobacco dust are excellent to sift over young plants when the 
dew is on, to prevent attacks of insects. 

One ounce will plant about 70 hills; 3 pounds will plant one acre. 
Stokes' Sugar Sweet . ^" important Novelty. See page 4. 

Stokes' Improved Shipper's Delight. Known in New 

=-=^ — Jersev as "Ship- 
per's Pride." This is a great shipping melon of New Jersey and has 
been carefully bred until it is of the very attractive appearance 
shown in the illustration. The melon is uniform in size, flattened at 
the poles, well ribbed and netted. It has fine shipping qualities, 
flesh being thick at the ends, which protects the melon from becom- 
ing soft while being shipped to market in baskets. The flesh is 
green, thick and of delicious flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 'ilh. 
35 cts., lb. $1.25; by express, 5 lbs. $5.50. 

McCleary's Improved Jenny Lind. The jenny Lind is 

' the earliest melon 

known. In this McCleary's strain we have a very choice selection 
of this favorite melon. It is very uniform in size, well netted and 
with thick meat, small seed cavity. They range in size from small 
to medium, and are very profitable in many markets. The vine is 
strong and healthy, branching freely and setting a large number of the fruit close to the hill. I unhesitatingly recommended the McCleary's 
Improved Jenny Lind to my market garden customers who want a melon of this character. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., ^Ib. 40 cts., lb. Si. 50: 
by express, 5 lbs. $6.25. 

Rocky Ford Muskmelons in Their Various Types 

ThorOUffhbred Rockv Ford. This is the original type of the oval melon, and this thoroughbred strain will run absolutely even in 

M z. 1 size. They have ten distinct ribs covered with a closely laced gray netting ; the space between the 

netting is light green. This space is narrow and there is a slight tendency to net even across this, but about 90 per cent of the melons have 
the space well defined from stem to blossom end. The flesh is light green, changing slightly to yellow at the center; seed cavities small. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Genuine Rockv Ford. This is the same melon as described above, except that the seed is saved from good, general crop, and can 
" be relied upon to produce good results, though not so uniform as the thoroughbred strain. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 

10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 

Selected Eden GeTl, or Netted Rock, ^his strain of Rocky Ford Muskmelon is of the round type, solid net all over, w ith- 

' out the ribs of the original strain. The meat is very thick and of excellent quality, 

melons running standard size there being very few too small or too large ; splendid for crating. Extra selected seed stock seed, pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 25 cts., yib. 75 cts., lb. S2.50. Seecl saved from good, general crop, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., }i\h. 50 cts., lb. Si-5o. 

Ne'W Jumbo Rockv Ford ^ ^"^ strain of the oval Rocky Fords that have been selected over a series of years in order to 

'- bring up the size. They will average fully one- third larger than the regular type, retaining all the 

good qualities of sweetness and netting and shape; very thick meated, splendid shippers and desirable in every way; quite as early in 
maturing, rust-proof and good. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts.. Klb. sects., lb. $1.75. 




Improved Shipper's Delight Muskmelon 



Standard List of Muskmelons 



All varieties In regular large-sized packets, at S cts. 



GREEN-FLESHED MUSKMELONS 

STOKES' STANDARD GREEN-FLESHED MUSKMELON. 

See page 11. Pkt. 10 cts., oz, 15 cts., li\b. 40 cts., lb. S1.50. 
Netted Beauty. Very early; productive; densely netted; free 

from ribs. Oz. 15 cts., %\h. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 
Netted Gem (Golden Jenny). Very early; small, round and of 

line flavor. Oz. 10 cts., K'b. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
Early Jenny Lind. Small ; light green flesh ; fine for market. Oz. 

10 cts., K'b. 30 cts., lb. $1 ; 5 lbs., by express, $4. 
Norfolk Button. A small, early melon of good quality; frequently 

with a knob or button at the blossom end. Oz. 15 cts., ]{\b. 35 cts., 

lb. Si. 25. 

Extra-Early Prize. The earliest melon in the list. Small, of good 

quality and very prolific. Oz. 15 cts., K'b. 40 cts., lb $1.50. 
Sweet Home. Large, oblong melon ; thick flesh of good flavor. 

Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Large Hackensack, or Turk's Cap. Large, round, flattened ; 

green flesh. Oz. 15 cts,, ^4 lb, 40 cts,, lb. Si. 50. 
New Early Hackensack. Ten days earlier than Hackensack, 

which it resembles. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., K'b. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 
Improved Montreal Nutmeg. Large, round, netted ; flesh thick 

and light green Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts,, lb. $2.50. 
Long Island Beauty. The best of the Hackensack type; very 

early; fine ciuality. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., }^lb. 85 cts., lb. S3. 
Bay View. Very prolific, and of good size ; oblong ; green flesli ; 

late. Oz. 15 cts., K'lb. 40 cts,, lb. Si. 50. 



per pound 

green fle.sh ; 



each per packet. When ordered by express, deduct lO cts. 

Acme, or Baltimore. Early, oblong, pointed ; light 

a fine shipper. Oz. 15 cts., %\h 40 cts., lb. Si. 50. 
Anne Arundel. Large, oblong, thick green flesh. Oz. 15 cts., lb. 
40 cts., lb. $1.50. 




Eden Gem, or Nettta Bock Uuskmeion 



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MUSKMELON 

Burrell's Gem Muskmelon 



SALMON-FLESHED 
VARIETIES 



A salmon-fleshed Rocky Ford. It is a well-known fact among 
growers of melons for market that the pink- or red-Heshed varieties 
are stronger growers and less liable to blight than the green-fleshed 
sorts; Burrell's Gem is a salmon-fleshed Rocky Ford. It has all the 
choice qualities of sweetness, flavor and productiveness of the parent 
sort, and its flesh is of a beautiful golden color. The seed cavity in 
the center of the melon is e.xceedingly small, thus making it very 
thick, fleshy and meaty It is exactly the same shape as the Rocky 
Ford, well netted and slightly ribbed. These melons will bring top 
market prices ; one car last September, containing 863 dozen, sold for 
$1,159.80, netting over$i per dozen melons. As it is a strong grower, 
it should be planted fartlier apart than the green-fleshed sorts, say 
10.X12 feet. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., %\h. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid; 
by express, lb. Jii 90, 5 lbs. $8.75. 

The Grand Muskmelon 

This is a very good shipping melon with salmon-colored flesh, very 
thick meat and ripens evenly. It is from ten to fourteen days earlier 
than the Osage, equaling it in flavor. These melons are of a peculiar 
rich green color on the outside, slightly ribbed and netted. It has a 
very vigorous vine, with the fruit setting near the root and therefore 

resisting 





Burrell's Gem Muskmelon 

d i s e a se 

more than most other sorts. It is just the right size, averaging about 6 inches in 
diameter. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., lb.75 cts , lb. $2.50, by mail, postpaid ; bv ex- 
Iiress, 5 lbs. S11.25. 



Tip-Top Muskmelon 



This Js a fine melon, of attractive appearance, always selling quickly in the 
markets. It is a yellow-fleshed sort, medium to large size, and in flavor sweet, 
juicy and delicious. The flesh is firm and edible almost to the rind. It is one of 
the very best yellow-fleshed sorts offered for home use or for market. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 25 cts., ^Ib. 70 cts., lb. $2.50; by express, 5 lbs. $11.25. 

Banana Muskmelon 

Many people are extravagantly fond of this large melon which gnnvs from 15 
t(i 20 inches in length, and from 4 to 6 inches in diameter. The tliii k, s^ilniorr 
flesh is of delicious flavor, land gives out an aroma like a banana, hence its name. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., %\b. $1. 

New Fordhook Muskmelon 

This melon originated in South Jersey and is a cross between the Emerald Gem 
and Improved Jenny Lind. It is the sliape of the large-size type of Jenny Lind, 
well shown in illustration, but has very thick, deep salmon-colored flesh, surpass- 
ingly sweet to the very rind. The fruits carry well to market, and, when once 
they are known, command the highest prices. It is quite early, vigorous in growth, 
and extremely prolific. The fruits are even in size and always'nicely netted. .A basket of them is a verv appealing siglit. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 
Jilb. 75 cts., lb. jS2.5o ; in 5-lb. lots, by express, $11.25. 



The Grand Muskmelon 



cts 



SALMON-FLESHED 
MUSKMELONS 

STOKES' STANDARD SALMON- 
FLESHED MUSKMELONS. See 

page It. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., %\h. 60 

cts., lb. $2. 
Emerald Gem. Small, early, productive ; 

sweet saltnon flesh ; smooth skin. Pkt. 

10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 70 cts., lb. $2.50. 
Paul Rose, or Petoskey. Salmon flesh, 

very thick, firm and delicious. Pkt. 10 

cts., oz. 20 cts., ^Ib. 50 cts , lb. $1.75. 
Red-fleshed Osage, or Miller Cream. 

Medium size; globe-shaped; very sweet. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. '60 cts., 

lb. $2. 

The Banquet. Globe-shaped; densely 
netted ; dark, very rich salmon flesh. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., }i\h. 60 cts., 
lb. $2. 

Mango-Melon, or Vegetable Peach. 

For preserving. Pkt. 10 ctrd-t^oz. 30 cts., 
K lb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 




New Fordhook Muskmelon (Salmon-fleshed) 
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WALyER^P. STOKES 2lQ Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 



WATERMELON 





CuLTuy^. — TreM th^ ^^'Sf muskmelon, except tIi;U the\- should be planted 8\t(^ lo'feet apart, selecting a light, SMdy soil. One 
ounce will^ant abonp^o hilly d pounds will plant one acre. ' V V ^ 

^Stokes* SpeciaJ, Ala- 
bama Sweets 

Tflfejwa selected strain of the 
old and popular Alabama Sweets 
which is so extensively grown in 
Texas and other Southern water- 
melon-growing sections. The rind 
is dark green, marked with a still 
darker green mottled stripe, and 
while thin it is very tough, making 
the melon a first-class shipper. 
This special strain is selected for 
its uniformity in size, only large 
selected melons being used. The 
flesh is bright red, fine-grained, 
sweet and luscious, entirelj- free of 
stringiness. The seeds are slightly 
brown and are firmly set in small 
^cavities near the rind. Pkt. lo cts., 
;)z. 25 cts., lilb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25; 
W express, 5 lbs. $5.50, 10 lbs. $10. 



"Stoke's Special" Alabama Sweets Watermelon 



New Eden Watermelon. 

This melon originated in South Carolina, and is a cross beween 
the Rattlesnake and Kolb's Gem, combining the good shipping 
qualities of the Kolb's Gem with the splendid table quality of the 
Rattlesnake. It is similar in shape 
and appearance to the Kolb's 
Gem, excepting it is of bright 
stripes and more attractive in 
appearance. The seeds are white 
and set in small cavities. The 
flesh is very firm j-et tender and 
delicious in flavor and bright red. 
The rind is very tough making it 
the best for shipping. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., 5ilb. 30 cts.. lb. $1 : by 
express, 5 lbs., S4, 10 lbs. S7.50. 

Triumph Watermelon 

It is a cross between Duke 
Jones and Kolb's Gem. It has 
the handsome appearance and 
dark green color of the former 
and the shipping qualities of the 
Gem ; medium sea.son, very pro- 
lific, deliciously sweet and of 
enormous size. It possesses all 
the qualities that go to make up 
a desirable melon. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 20 cts., lb. 70C. 
postpaid ; bv express, 5 lbs. 
$2.75, 10 lbs. $5. 



Blue Gem Watermelon (Iceberg) 




Triumph Watermelon 



' One of the most popular market and shipping varieties. Grown 
very extensively in the South for Northern markets, and is today the 
favorite variety with the watermelon-growers of New Jersey, who 

supply the Philadelphia and New 
York markets ; it keeps well and 
seldom cracks or splits in transit. 
Its flesh is a beautiful shade ot 
dark red. Melons very uniform 
in size and shape. Pkt. 5 cts. , oz 
10 cts., Vi\h. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts.; by 
express, 5 lbs. $3, 10 lbs. S5.50. 



True Dixie 

The True Dixie is a cross be- 
tween the Kolb's Gem and old- 
fashioned Mountain Sweet, and 
surpasses the Kolb's Gem in ship- 
ping qualities, and fully equals 
the Mountain Sweet; Kleckley 
and Florida Favorite in superior 
eating quality, and is ten dajs 
earlier than any of them. It is a 
long oblong in shape, with an in- 
distinct stripe, and a fine shipper. 
Its great productiveness is shown 
from the fact that it frequently 
matures six to eight large, melons 
to the vine. Pkt. 5 cts., bz. loa, 
Vt\h. 25 cts., lb. 75c.; by icpre*, 
5 lbs. S3> 10 lbs. S5.50. ' \ J 



The Halbert Honey Watermelon 

This melon originated in Texas. The rind is thin and will not 
hold for shipping any great distance. It has scarcely any pulp, and 
is very melting. It is long, dark green, slightly ridged, blunt at both 
blossom and stem ends and runs from 15 to 30 inches in length. 
There are earlier melons, but they cannot compete with this variety 
after it is ready for market. It uniformly demands the highest price. 
It is more productive than any other variety we have seen, in all 
combining so many good points that we feel that it is a valuable 
addition to our list of melons. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., KIb. 40 cts., lb. 
Si. 25 ; by express, 5 lbs. $5, 10 lbs. S9. 

Mrs. Wm. Butcher, Providence, R. I., writes January 25, 1909: "We have 
had \ery good results from jour seeds last year ; hope they will be as good 
this year." 




Halhert Honey^atermelon 



30 



[Stokes ,St^ ;Seed§l j vegetable seeds 



WATERMELONS, continued 



New Watermelons, Stokes 



Don't fail to read on pages 4 and 5. 
Hardshell Kleckly Sweets, Angel's Kiss. 

Paul's Bonny Best. "^'^^ earliest Watermelon in cultivation. 

Originated with the late Aaron Paul, the 

famous New Jersey melon-grower and hybridizer. In our trials in 
past seasons we had good-sized melons, plenty large for market, 
weighing 15 to 20 pounds each, on July 10, from seed planted May 9, 
while most other varieties could not be eaten until about August i. 
Flesh red, deliciously sweet, with but few seeds. Pkt. 5c., oz. loc, 
Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. $4, 10 lbs. $7.50. 

Black Boulder. The Great Shipping Melon. For this grand 
' new and distinct Watermelon we are indebted 
to the late Aaron Paul. It is enormously productive, reaching a 
mammoth size, with rich, dark green skin. It cuts equal to any 
market melon we have ever eaten, and its shipping qualities are 
phenomenal, no other melon equaling it in tough skin and rind. 
VVhile it has rapidly become one of the leading melons for market, 
it is one of the best all-round melons in e.xistence, and for the fam- 
ily garden it is also without a peer. Pkt 5 cts., oz. to cts., %]h. 
25 cts., lb. 80 cts., postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. $3.25, 10 lbs. $6. 

Sweetheart. ^""^ strain is a notably sweet-hearted kind for 
' home and market use, and will hold its own (in 
the Watermelon patch) for many years to come. Vine vigorous 
and productive, ripening its fruit early ; fruit large, oval, very heavy, 
uniformly mottled light and dark green ; rind thin but firm ; flesh 
bright red, firm and solid, but very tender, melting and sweet. A 
fine shipper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., postpaid ; 
by express, 5 lbs. $3.25, 10 lbs. $6. 

True Dark Icing, ^.nearly round Watermelon, with very 

— thm rmcl. The seeds are white. The flesh 

is solid and of delicious sweetness. An excellent shipper, notwith- 
standing its thin rind. I know this to be one of the most desirable 
melons on the market. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts , K'b. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts., 
postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. $3.50, 10 lbs. $6.50. 

Florida Favorite. ^ beautiful melon, with dark and light green 
exterior. Shape oblong; flesh bright crim- 
son, crisp and deliciously sweet. Ripens ahead of Kolb's Gem, Iron- 
clad or Rattlesnake. A good shipper. Sample specimens of this 
melon sent me from Florida always reach Philadelphia in prime 
condition. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., K'b. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid; by 
express, 5 lbs. $4, 10 lbs. S7.50. 




Paul's Bonny Best Melon 

The Bradford. Shipping Melon. This is a new candi- 

' date fur favor as a large, fine-flavored shipping 

melon. As shown in the illustration, it is oblong in shape with rather 
square ends. The skin is very dark green, with still darker stripes, 
which it is impossible to show in the photograph. The flesh resem- 
bles in texture the old Mountain Sweet, than which there was no 
finer flavored melon ever introduced ; very tender and yet solid to 
the heart. The flesh is dark red in color, the seeds being small and 
nearly white, flecked with a brown spot on each side. Under good 
cultivation they grow to very large size, frequently weighing from 
40 to 60 pounds and commanding the very highest prices in any 
market. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., K'b. 40 cts., lb. $1 25, postpaid ; by 
express, 5 lbs. $5, 10 lbs. $9. 



STANDARD WATERMELONS WITH MERIT 



Large packets of any variety, 5 cts. each 

See page 11. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts 



f ordered sent by express or freight, deduct 10 cts. per lb. 
15 cts. per lb. may be deducted 



In 6-lb. lots and over, 



STOKES* STANDARD. 

■.^Ib. 50 cts., !b. $1.60. 
Fordbook Early. Very early; good size ; medium green, red flesh 

of fine quality. Oz 10 cts,, Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. postpaid. 
Light Icing, or Ice Rind. Round in form; flesh of fine quality. 
Oz. 10 cts., %\b. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 




The Bradford Watermelon 



Cherokee Beaaty. Long, large, dark skin, striped with black. 
Sweet, good shipper. Oz. 10 cts., KIb. 35 cts., lb. $1.20, postpaid. 

Gray Monarch, or Long White Icing. Verv large, long; crim- 
son flesh. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid. 

Alabama Sweets. Long dark green, fine flavor. (See preceding 
page.) Oz. 10 cts., K'b. 30 els., lb. $1, postpaid. 

Ice Cream, or Peerless. Very early; red flesh of fine quality; 
white seed. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., postpaid. 

Cuban Queen. Early, solid and heavy; skin striped dark and 
light green. Oz. 10 cts., I4\h. 25 cts.. lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 

Kolb's Gem. Very large ; flesh red; a good shipping sort popular 
in the South. Oz. 10 cts., %]h. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 

Gypsy, or Georgia Rattlesnake. Oblong in shape ; color, dark 
green striped with white. The rind is thin and tough ; the flesh 
deep scarlet and of excellent flavor. Oz. 10 cts., 5{lb. 30 cts., 
lb. $1, postpaid. 

Colorado Preserving Citron. Green seed. Also called Apple- 
Pie; for preserves. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid. 

Green Citron. Red seed. Round and handsome ; for preserving 
only. Oz. 10 cts , Klb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts., postpaid. 



John Garden. Harrison, Ohio, writes August 20, /pop.- 

"Your 'S'okes Hardshell Kleckly Sweets' is the best Watermelon that I ever grew. I cannot say too much in their favor in regard to sweetness, produc- 
tiveness and flavor. I do not think they can be surpassed by any other melon in the country." 

Max Grimshawh, John's Island, S. C, writes, September 2, i<)Oi) .- 

"I have been getting seeds from you for some yea's and have found them better than any other seeds I have ever used. They come up good and always 
grow true to description. 'Stokes' Hardshell Kleckley Sweets' Watermelon is the best Watermelon we have ever grown. They are large and tne sweetest 
melons I have ever tasted. They are grand, and you will have an order from us for more seed this coming spring." 

Frank Morris, Morrisville, Bucks County, Pa., writes, September is-, 1909 : 

"I wish you could see my 'Hardshell Kleckley Sweets' Watermelons. They are pretty as a picture, and I am carting the finest melons and the best that 
go to Trenton, N. J. market. I hope you will have plenty of seed next year." 



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WALTEB^P. STOKES [j 319 Market §ta-eet. PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 



STOKES' PEDIGREE ONION SEED 

Culture. — Sow in rich, sandj' soil, in drills i foot apart, as soon as the ground cnn be worked in the spring, at the rate of 4 to 5 pounds 
of seed to the acre ; thin out to 3 or 4 inches apart in the row, carefully keeping down the weeds. The finest Onions are produced by sowing 

the seed in a hotbed in February or March 
and transplanting the seedlnigs'to the open 
ground 4 to 6 inches apart. 
For Onion sets, seed should be sown thickly 
in drills 1 foot apart, 40 to 60 pounds of 
seed to the acre. 

Stokes' Philadelphia Yellow 

pv^ „ Do not confound 

Ulobe Uanvers. ^jth the ordinary 
Yellow Globe Danvers. It istlietrue Yellow 
Globe variety, large in size, unifornilv per- 
fect in shape and the largest cropper, pro- 
ducing from seed 1,000 luishels to the acre 
with good cultivation. It is also the most 
reliable for bottoming, and one of the best 
keepers of all .American Onions. Pkt.scts., 
oz- 15 cts.. '{lb, 50 cts., lb Si. bo, postpaid: 
e.xpress prices, see below. 

Philadelphia Yel'ow Dutch, or 

S«-ra«;hiir<r popular variety 

otrasDurg. ^^j^ ^ ^^.^^ p,- 

variety grow round, plump and bright. 
Full-sized Onions are somewhat fl.-iltt ned, 
flesh white, mild flavor and an e.xcellent 
keeper. Skin bright yellow. Pit. sets., 
oz. IS cts., i^lb. 50 cts.. lb. Si. 60, postpaid; 
e.\press prices, see below. 

Yellow Danvers. t':v?e ' t h =uf ^'Vh^ 

Globe Danvers. It grows to good size, with 
thin yellow skin, white flesh, fine-grained 
and e.Ncellent quality. It ripens early, 
keeps well and is very productive. By 
mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 
45 cts., lb. S'-5o; express prices, see below. 

This is 




the 



reg- 



Philadelphia Yellow Globe Danvers Onions (True Globe Shape) 

lirown; the flesh white, crisp, mild in flavor 

American Extra-Early White Pearl Onion. 

very satisfactory set Onion. Pkt. 5 cts. 



Yellow Globe Danvers. 

ular Yellow Globe Danvers Onion that 
sold by other seedsmen, and is slightly 
flattened ;it the poles. It produces well- 
rounded bulbs about inches in diameter. 
Skin a light golden yellow; flesh white, 
crisp and mild in flavor. By mail, postpaid, 
pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., '{lb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 60; 
e.xpress prices, see below. 

Australian Brown Onion, bu'i'bs 

somewhat resemble the Yellow Danvers 
in size, but are earlier in maturing and are 
thicker through. The skin is of a reddish 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Ulb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 65, postpaid. 

One of the earliest White Onions, of mild flavor and of large size, sometimes 
growing to 5 and 6 inches in diameter the first year from seed ; also makes a 
oz. 25 cts., '/i\h. 75 cts., lb. {52. 50, postpaid. 



QUANTITY PRICES STOKES' PEDIGREE ONION SEED 

These prices do not include postage, and are for seeds sent by express or freight at purchaser's expense. 

YELLOW 

Yellow Dutch, or Strasbnrg. The best yellow Onion for sets 

Round Yellow Danvers. Selected; of handsome round flattish shape 

Yellow Globe Danvers. .A deeper yellow Onion than the above 

Ohio Y"eUow Globe. Fine globe shape, flatfish on bottom 

Philadelphia Y'ellow Globe Danvers. See description above 

Southport Y'ellow Globe. Finest globe Onion 

Mammoth Y'ellow Prizetaker. The largest yellow Onion 

Berks County Bottle. (Novelty.) Bottle shape; fine 



RED 

Austialian Brown. A fine keeper 

Extra-Early Red Flat. Two weeks earlier than Red 'Wethersfield . , 

Large Red Wethersfield. The most 'popular red Onion 

Southport Red Globe. Matures late, a splendid keeper 



WHITE 

Southport White Globe. Handsome silvery globe 

Ivory Ball. The best keeping white Onion 

Philadelphia White Silver Skin, or Portugal. For white sets 

American. Extra-Early White Pearl. Early large flat 

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5 lb, lols 


10-lb 


1.11s 


25-Ib. lots 


Per lb. 


Per lb. 


Per lo. 


Pcrlb. 


Si 50 


Si 40 


Si 


35 


Si 2,S 


I 40 


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I 3" 


I 40 


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I 25 


I 50 


I 40 


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I 25 


1 65 


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I 40 


3 90 


3 75 


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I 60 


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75 


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2 90 


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1 90 


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2 35 


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[^TOKE ^EdITI vegetable .§EEDS 



Mammoth Yellow Prizetaker 
Onion 

The Prizetaker Onion has now been several years on the 
market, and is recognized as one of our best standard vari- 
€ties. Rarely has any vegetable attained prominence more 
rapidly; it succeeds everywhere — East. West, North and 
South — and whether grown for home use or for marketing 
it gives universal satisfaction, yielding Onions often 14 
inches around and at the rate of 1,200 to 1,500 bushels per 
acre. Its immense size will recommend it to all, particu- 
larly when it is known that its keeping qualities are unex- 
celled. The exterior color is pale yellow, and the interior 
clear sparkling wliite. It is easily grown, medium early in 
maturing, mild in flavor. Sow the seed early in a sheltered 
spot and transplant the young plants. Pkt.5 cts., oz. 20cts., 
Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75 postpaid; express prices, see page 32. 

A Select List of Other Standard 
American Onions 

ILarge packets, 6 cts. each, except where given. If or. 

dered sent by express or freight, deduct lOcts. per lb. 

In 6-ib. lots and over, 16 cts. per lb. may be deducted. 
STOKES' STANDARD GOLDEN GLOBE. See page 

II. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 2octs., Klb- 60 cts., 

lb. $2. 

STOKES' STANDARD SILVER GLOBE. See page 
II. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., ^(Ib. Sscts., 
lb. $3. 

STOKES' STANDARD CRIMSON GLOBE. See page 
II. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., ^4 lb. 75 cts., 
lb. $2. so. 

Extra-Early Red Flat. Early. A good red set Onion 

postpaid, oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.85. 
Large Red Wethersfield. The standard large red Onion 

mail, postpaid, oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 85. 
Michigan Yellow Globe. True globe ; rich orange ; suitable for 

muck lands. Hy mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., '/(lb 50 cts., lb. $1.60. 
Sonthport Yellow Globe. The standard yellow true globe-shape 

Onion. Splendid keeper and immense yielder. By mail, postpaid, 

oz. 15 cts., ;ilb. 50 cts., lb. $1.55. 
Southport White Globe, Very large, solid and handsome ; deep 

globe. By mail, postpaid, pkt. iocts.,oz. 30 cts., j^lb.Sscts., lb. $3. 




By mail 



By 




Southport Red Globe. Matures late ; a splendid keeper; of fine 

ciuality. By mail, postpaid, oz. 20 cts., }^lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.85. 
Ohio Yellow Globe. Two weeks earlier than Southport. By mail, 

postpaid, oz. 15 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.60. 
Golden Ball. Very deep globe; skin rich golden yellow; fine 
keeper; superior. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15c., ^Ib. 50c., lb. $1.55. 
Philadelphia White Silver-Skin, or Portugal. Best white On- 
ion for sets. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., li\h. 65 cts., lb. $2.25. 
Ivory Ball. Perfectly round, pure white skin and flesh ; best of 

keepers. By mail, postpaid, oz. 30 cts., ]4\h. 85 cts., lb. S3. 
White Bunch. Very early; one of the best for bunching in a green 
state. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., }i\h. 70 cts., lb. $2.50. 

THE BEST FOREIGN ONIONS 

BERMUDA ONIONS. Genuine Teneriffe-grown 

These are the Onions which southern growers are shipping in enormous 
quantities to northern markets. They are tender and of the finest onion flavor. 
The seed ofTered is the genuine TenerifTe-grown, imported direct by me, and 
no better .stock can be had. The)' may be sown either in the fall or early 
spring ; for best results, sow in beds and transplant. 
White Bermuda. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., '/(lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 
Red Bermuda. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 65 cts., lb. $2.25. 
Crystal Wax Bermuda. An intensely white Onion, very beautiful, and 
largely used by southern planters. Pkt. 10 cts , oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Giant Rocca. Very large globe Italian ; reddish brown skin. By mail, 
postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 55 cts., lb. $1.75. 

White Queen. Very early; grows rapidly; mild; remarkable keeper. By 

mail, postpaid, pkt. ,s cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 65. 
Hard Round Silver- Skin. The best for pickling; uniform, small, round 

bulbs. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 
White Adriatic Barletta. Neatest and smallest; valuable for pickling. 

By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. sects., lb. $1.65. 
Mammoth Silver King. Handsome flat Onion ; reaching enormous size. 

By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 55 cts., lb. $2. 



Philadelphia White Silver-Skin Onions 



Choice Philadelphia-Grown Onion Sets 

Philadelphia-grown Onion sets are the best in the world. They 
are hard and solid, good keepers and are sold by the measured 
bushel and m t by the pound rate, as sold in some other markets. 
Prices vary with the market — probably this year from $3 to $4 per 
bushel. Write us for prices in bushel and barrel lots. 
Yellow, Red, or White Sets. Qt. 30 cts., by mail, postpaid. 
Potato and White Multiplier Sets. Qt. 35c., by mail, postpaid. 

WRITE FOB PRICE IN QUANTITY BY THE BUSHEL 




YeUow 



White 



Red 



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WALTEP^P. STOKES j 219 Market §treet/PHIbADEIJ>H][A.iPA. 





Stokes' Early Epicure Pea 



Edwin Becket Pea 



Best Northern -Grown 
Seed Peas 



VERY SHORT 
CROP 



Culture. — Sow as earlj' as the ground can be worked, and 
again every ten days or two weeks for succession. They can be sown 
as late as the 20th of August for the last sowing, using the Extra- 
Earhes. Sow in rows about 4 feet apart and i incii apart in the row, 
and 3 to 4 inclies deep. 

One quart will plant 100 feet of drill, IK to 2 bushels will plant an acre 

LAXTONIAN. .An important novelty. See page 8. 

Stokes* Early Epicure Pea 

This new Pea, in color of foliage, habit of plant and size and shape 
of the pods, somewhat resembles the Premium Gem ; but it grows a 
little taller, is very much more prolific and hardy, and the quality is 
simply delicious. The pods are well filled to the tip. It is an enor- 
mous cropper, producing fully 50 
per cent more than the McLean's 
or Premium Gem, and of the 
finest quality. I predict for the 
Stokes' Early Epicure Pea, when 
it becomes once introduced, that 
it will largely take the place of 
the Peas of the Gem class, as it 
has every good quality that they 
possess and will produce almost 
double the crop. Pkt. ic cts.. pt. 
30 cts , qt. 50 cts., by mail, post- 
paid ; by express, qt. 35 cts. pk. 
$2.10, bus. $8. 



Prolific Early 
Market Pea 

This Pea is threeor four days 
later in maturing than Stokes' 
New Record Extra-Early, but it 
has a record of producing from 
30 to 50 per cent more peas than 
any other early variety. The 
pods are from 25 to 50 per cent 
longer than the usual Extra- 
Early. The seed resembles the 
seed of the Extra-Early sorts, 
but is somewhat wrinkled. Pkt. 
10 cts.. pt. 25c., qt. 45c., by mail, 
postpaid ; bv express, qt. 30 cts., 
pk. Si -75, bus. $6.50. 



This is a new, large-podded English Pea. It is a strong, vigorous grower, with a very dark green, 
large pod, uniform in color. The vines are strong and vigorous, growing 30 to 36 inches in height ; 
pods yielding eight to 10 peas in a pod. They are very sweet, tender and delicious. Pkt. 10 cts., 'i>pt 
20 cts., pt. 35 cts., by mail, postpaid ; by express, qt. 35 cts., 4 qts. $1.15, pk. $2.10, bus. $S. 



New Alderman Pea 



This is the very largest podded Pea known. The vine is very robust and vigorous, growing 3'/s to 4 
feet high and producing pods of the largest size, well tilled with large peas of most excellent flavor. 
It is very productive ; the pods frequently beings to 6 inches in length, of a very rich dark green color 
and most beautifully shaped. This is the very finest of the large-podded late varieties. Pkt. 10 cts., 
'Apt. 15 cts., pt. 25 cts , by mail, postpaid ; by express, cjt. 35 cts., 4 (jts. $1.15 pk. $2. 10. bus. S'<. 



Carter^s Buttercup Pea 



This is a new English Pea with long handsome woll-fiUod pods. Height about 2 feet. The pods are 
a rich green in color, ])roduced in pairs and averaging ten peas to a pod. Tweiit\-two pods have been 
counted on a single plant, ready to gather at one time. A large, dark green seed, which is almost round, 
retaining the sweet marrowfat flavor when cooked. It belongs to the second-early or main-crop class. 
Pkt. IOC, 'Apt. 20C., pt. 30C., by mail, postpaid ; by express, pt. 25c., qt. 40c., 4 cits. Si.45, pk- $2.75, bus. $10. 

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Alderman Pea— The largest Tea, 
Imown 



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^^TOKE§' gTANDARB SggPEl VEGETABLE !§EEDS 



EXTRA-EARLY PEAS 

Each of the following, lOc. per large packet, postpaid. We furnish one-half pecks at peck rate, or 

Those marked with a (*) are wrinkled varieties Hcjahtiu 
' Feet 
*STOKES' STANDARD EARLY. See page ii 

Stokes' New Record Extra-Early. The very earliest, most vigorous, uniform and productive. 2 

Stokes' Extra-Early. Tlie popular fine standard 2 

Alaska. The earliest and most popular blue Fea 2 

New Large-podded Alaska. As early as Alaska, with pods and peas almost double the size, 

more vigorous and productive; a great acquisition 2 

First and Best. Very early; popular for market and shipping 2% 

Philadelphia Extra-Early, Dan O'Rourke, Hancock. Each 2% 

*Gradas. Very eary ; large pod, pointed end 3 

'''Thomas Laxton. Similar to Gradus. Pod blunt end ; good yielder 3 

■^'Gregory's Surprise ( Eclipse). Earliest wrinkled variety iK 

"*Nott's Excelsior. An improvement on American Wonder i 

*Sutton's Excelsior. Larger podded than Nott's ; very fine 

'^American Wonder. Well known and very popular K 

^'McLean's Little Gem. Very prolific ; a garden favorite i 

'*Extra-Early Premium Gem. Long, well filled, prolific pods i]4 



-half 


bushels at bushe 


rates 


mail, postpaid 


By express 


or 




b't. 


Ut. 


Qt. 


Pk. 




30 


$0 55 


$0 40 


$2 


50 




25 


45 


30 


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85 


7 00 


2", 


45 


30 


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75 


6 50 


25 


40 


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65 


6 00 


30 


45 


30 


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85 


7 00 


25 


45 


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65 


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25 


45 


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65 


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30 


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25 


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30 


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30 


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25 


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SECOND-EARLY AND MEDIUM PEAS 

•STOKES' STANDARD MID-SEASON. See page 11. By mail, postpaid, pt. 

30 cts., qt. 55 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 40 cts., pk. 12.50.^ 
*Stokes' Second-Early Market-Garden. Best and surest cropper; produces 

more pods than any other. 2 feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., 

by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.85, bus. $6.75. 
■•"McLean's Advancer. Fine standard sort ; of excellent quality. 2 '/4 feet high. By 

mail, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1 85, bus. $6.50. 
'^■'Abundance. Long, round, well-filled pods; very prolific. i)4 feet high. By mail, 

postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45c.; by express or freight, qt. 30c., pk. $1.85, bus. g6 50. 
•*Horsford's Market-Garden. Style of Advancer ; very prolific. 2 feet high. iSy 

mail postpaid, pt. 25c., qt. 45c.; by express or freight, qt. 30c. , pk. I1.85, bus. $6 50. 
'^-Heroine. Large, full pods; productive; quality perfect 2'A feet high. By mail, 

postpaid, pt. 25c., qt. 45c.; by express or freight, qt. 30c., pk. Si. 85, bus. $6.75. 
■-■*Pni4jasket. Excellent; one of the best for market. $14 feet high. By mail, post- 
paid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.85, bus. $6.50. 

LATE OR MAIN CROP PEAS 

STOKES' STANDARD LATE. See page 12. By mail, postpaid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 
55 cts.; by freight or express, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2.50. 
•'■Duke of Albany. Immense pods. 4 feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 30 cts , qt. 

50 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $2, bus. $7.25. 
''^'Stratagem. Large, full pods ; quality fine. 2 feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 30C., 

qt. 50 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $2, bus. ^7.50, 
- Long Island Mammoth, or Telegraph. Large pods and peas ; dark green color ; 
fine market sort. 3 feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 3octs., qt. 45 cts.; by express 
or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. f 1.65,. ibus. $5.75. 
*Telephon'e. Enormous pods and peas of first quality; prolific. 4H feet high. By 

mail, 'bfcstpaid, pt. 30c., qt. 50c.; by express or freight, qt. 35c, 
*Bostos '©arivaled. A very large-podded pea of fine quality. 

3?) cts., qt. 50 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $2.10, bus. i!8.25, 
*CawiterS Daisy, or Dwarf Telephone. Cross of Stratagem on Telephone. Very 
!|>i*^ductive. Pods long and well filled. feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 30c., 
50 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $2.10, bus. $8.25. 
*Dw?irf Champion. Vine 2 feet high. Early, with pod and pea like the good old 
Champion of England. By' mail, postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts.; by express or 
freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.85, bus. $6.75. 
Pride of the Market. Our greatly improved uniform strain. 1% feet high. By 
mail, postpaid, pt. 25c., qt. 4sc.; by express or freight, qt. 30c., pk. $1.85, bus. S6.75. 
^Champion of England. Well-known standard variety. 5 feet high. By mail, post- 
paid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. {S1.85, bus. $6.25. 
■*Bliss' Everbearing. Peculiar branching vine ; peas large. 2 feet high. By mail, 
postpaid, pt. 25c., qt. 45c.; by express or freight, qt. 30c., pk. $1.85, bus. $6.50. 
■^Yorkshire Hero. A spreading variety ; very productive. 3 feet high. By mail, 
postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45c.; by express or freight, qt. 30c., pk. $1.85, bus. I6.50. 
Blue Imperial. A productive market-garden summer favorite. 2K feet high. By 
mail, postpaid, pt. 25c., qt. 45c.; by express orfreight, qt. 30c., pk. $1.65, bus. 15.75. 
Royal Dwarf White Marrowfat. A favorite for market. 2H feet high. By mail, 
postpaid, pt. 20 rts , qt. 35 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 25cts., pk. f i, bus. $3.50. 
Black-eye Marrowfat. The old reliable. By mail, postpaid, pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts.; 

by express or freight, c|t. 20 cts., pk. 8s cts , bus. S3. 
Canada Field. Grown with oats for fodder, also for pigeons. 5 feet high, by mail, 
postpaid, pt. 15 cts., cjt. 2S cts.; by express or freight, qt. loc, pk. S5C-, bus. $2. 
Dwarf Sugar. Extra fine ; pods used same as Snap Beans. feet high. By mail, 
postpaid, pt. 25 cts,, qt. 45 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. JSi. 85, bus. $7. 
^Mammoth-podded Prolific Sugar. Largest and best of the edible-podded sorts; 
broafl, fleshy, tenti^eT pods. 3 feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 45 cts., qt. 75 cts.; 
byi.expre.ss.or-freigffit, qt. 50 cts., pk. I3.50, bus. $13. 

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,, pk. $2, bus. S7.^5. 
By mail, postpaid, 




Long Island Mammoth or Telegraph Pea 



WALTER^ P. STOKES 219 Market §^eet, PHIbADELPHIA,PA 




PARSLEY 



Superb Dwarf Garnishing. 



Culture. — Soak the seeds a few hours in lu'ccwarm water and 
sow early in the spring. Sow in rows i foot apart, tiimnuij; tne piants 
out to 4 inches apart in the row. To preserve in winter, transplant 
to a light cellar or coldframe. 

One ounce will sow 150 feet of row 

STOKES' STANDARD. (See page ii.) Pkt. 5 cts., oz. lo cts. , 
"4 lb. 30 cts., lb. Si, by mail, postpaid. 

This is the acme of Parsley 
perfection. Very dwarf; a 
strong grower, entirely free from single leaves; dark green in color; 
unequaled for garnishing. Pkt. 5c., oz; 15c., ^Ib. 40c., lb. $1.25. 

Market-Gardene rs Best. ^'^"1 very robust, and is greatly 
^— unproved by severe cuttmg. The 
leaves are large and beautifully curled and of a very dark green. It 
stands heat, drought and cold, and yields well. It is an excellent 
Parsley for either the market or family garden. By mail, postpaid, 
pkt. ,s cts.. oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 30 cts., lb $1 ; by express or freight, 5 
lbs. $4. 

Champion Moss Curled. Extra dark green. Leaves crimped and 

curled, giving a most beautiful decorative appearance. Pkt. 5 cts., 

oz. 10 cts., M^lb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
Emerald, or Dwarf Extra Curled. Leaves tender, beautifully 

crimped; handsome, bright green color ; very ornamental. Pkt. 5 

cts., oz. 10 cts., '4 lb 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 
Extra-Double Curled. An old curled variety for garnishing. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 
Plain, or Single. Pkt. 3 cts., oz 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 55 cts. 
Hamburg Turnip-Rooted. Fleshy vegetable roots, for soups, etc. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 



PARSNIPS 

Culture. — Be careful 
not to sow until the 
ground is warm, or the 
seed will rot, sowing in 
richsoil indrills iSinches 
apart, thinning to 6 or 8 
inches apart in the row. 
All root crops require 
that the ground shall be 
well and deeply dug or 
plowed. 

One ounce will sow about 
200 feet of drill; 5 lbs. 
will sow an acre. 

STOKES' STAN- 
DARD. See page II. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
'/i\h. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Stokes' Ideal Hol- 

low Crown. ^ gr.eat- 

■ 1 y 1 m - 

proved and wonderfully 
fine strain of true Hol- 
low Crown Parsnip. 
The roots do not grow 
so long as the old Hollow 
Crown variety, are of 
larger diameter and 
more easily gathered. It 
is a very heavy cropper. 
The roots are smooth, 
flesh fine-grained and of 
excellent quality. By 
mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 
cts., lb. 70 cts. ; by ex- 
press, lb. 55 cts., 5 lbs. 
and over, 50 cts. per lb. 

Large Sugar, or Long 
Smooth Hollow 
Crown. \\\-ll-known 
old standard sort. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., !^lb. 
20 cts., lb. 50 cts. 




PEPPERS 



stokes' Ideal Hollow Crown Parsnips 



Culture. — Sow in hotbeds in March, transplanting when soil out- 
side is warm, in rows 2;; feet apart and iS inches apart in the row. 

One ounce of seed will sow 300 feet of row 

STOKES' STANDARD. (Seepage 12.) Pkt 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., 
14 lb. Si. 25, lb. S4.50. 

NEW TOMATO PEPPER. Novelty. See page 8. 

NEW NEAPOLITAN. The plants are very vigorous and stocky, 
and are completely laden with fruits measuring 4 inches in length. 
The Peppers grow upright until by their weight they turn down. 
The flesh is quite tliick and bright red in color, sweet and vei v 
mild. Carry well and command top market prices. Two weeks 
earlier than Bull Nose. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., 5i lb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

GOLDEN NEAPOLITAN. This is exactly the same as the New 
Neapolitan Pepper, described above, but is of a beautiful golden 
yellow color when ripe. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. .^5 cts., J^lb S1.35. 

NEW RUBY GIANT. This beautiful Pepper is a cross between 
the Ruby King and the Chinese Giant. The Chinese Giant is the 
largest of all Peppers, but is rough and ungainly in shape ; whereas, 
the New Ruby Giant, while quite as large round as the Chinese 
Giant, has the ideal shape of the Ruby King, being longer than the 
Chinese Giant, and much larger round than the Ruby King. The 
flesh is mild and sweet asan apple, making a good salad sliced and 
served with tomatoes. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., ylb. $1.25, lb. S4.50. 

CHINESE GIANT. This is the largest of all Peppers, but is apt to 
grow rough in shape. It is usually divided into four or more large 
ridges, and is indented at the blossom end. It is the latest of all 
Peppers in maturing. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., U'lb. Si -50, lb. S.s. 

RDBY KING. Grows 
to double the size of 
Bull Nose. The fruits 
are 5 to 6 inches long, 
by about 3 '4 inches 
through. They are 
bright red, remark- 
ably mild and pleas- 
ant in flavor, having 
no fiery taste. Single 
plants ripen from eii^ht 
to ten fruits. The most 
popular red Pepper. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., 
lb. 85 cts., lb. S2.75. 

MAMMOTH GOLD- 
EN QUEEN. These 
grow from fifteen to 
twenty perfect fruits 
on a plant, from 8 to 
10 inches long, and 4 
to 5 inches through. 
Color bright golden 
yellow, and so mild 
they can be eaten like 
tomatoes. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 30 cts., '{lb. 83 cts., lb. $3. 

The following Peppers, 10 cts. per packet 
Bell, or Bull Nose. Large, mild. Oz. 25 cts., Klb. 7octs., lb. $2.25. 
Long Red Cayenne. True, hot. Oz. 25 cts., U\h. 70 cts., lb. S2.50. 
True Red Chili. Very hot. Oz. 25 cts., H\b. 75 cts., lb. 52.75- 
Tabasco. Small, very hot. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. A5 cts., M\h. Si. 25. 
Cherry Red. Small, for pickles. Oz. 25 cts., li\b. 65 cts., lb. $2.25. 




Chinese Giant Pepper 



PEANUTS 



Culture —Plant in Mav in drill.s 3 feet apart, placing the nuls S 
to 12 inches apart in the di'ill Cultivate flat and keep clean. It re- 
quires IS to 20 pounds of shelled nuts, or I bushel (22 pounds! of the 
unshelled Peanuts, to pl;int an acre. Plant either way, but be care- 
ful not to lireak the skin or coating on the nut if unshelled. 
SELECTED VIRGINIA. A fine productive -strain, selected espe- 
cially f"r seed purposes. Bv mail, postp.iid, l>kt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts.; 
by Ircight or express, ([t. 25 cts., pk. 7S cts., bus. S2.50. 
SPANISH. Thin-shelled nuts, smaller in size than the \'irginia, 
but fill the shell more compactly, of excellent fiavor and desnable 
for the northern states on account of their earliness. Largely used 
in the South as a forage and fattening crop. Price same as Virgmia. 



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|ffi'"^g!QKP§' ^TANDARp ;SEED&.i! VEGETABLE ..^BKDS 




NORTHERN-GROWN SEED POTATOES 

All of the Seed Pototoes I sell are grown in the state of Maine, where, it is universally acknowledged, the best Seed Potatoes are raised, 
and thousands of carloads are shipped every year from the countiesof Holton and Aroostook alone. Farmers and truckers in the middle and 

southern states should renew their Seed Potatoes at lea^t every two 
years, as by doing so they will realize the advantage of early maturity 
and productiveness. All orders accompanied by cash will be ac- 
knowledged promptly and the Potatoes forwarded as soon as the 
weather permits. Potatoes are packed in barrels or shipped in sacks 
containing 165 lbs. net. 

Culture. — Potatoes can be planted whole, but the usual practice 
is to cut them into pieces, one eye to each piece Plant as early as 
the ground can be made ready, in rows 3 feet apart, setting them i 
foot apart in the rows. To prevent the ravages of the potato-bug, the 
vines should be dusted with Paris green mixed with about eighty 
parts of plaster ; or mi.x the Paris green in water, one small table- 
spoonful to a bucket, and apply with a whisk-broom. 

Ten bushels of Potatoes will plant an acre 

POTATOES BY MAIL. All varieties of Potatoes can be sent by 
mail, postage prepaid, 3ic. per lb., 4 lbs. for $1. correcily labeled 
and packed to reach the purchaser in good condition. 

WHITE POTATO SEED, mi.xed, from the best hybridizers, 
per packet, 25 cents. 

Standard Sorts 

Prices variable. Write me lor special prices in quantities 

True Houlton, Maine, Early Rose. Pure and genuine, very fine 

an'l early Pk. 6octs., bus. Si.75, bbl. $4. 
Early Beauty of Hebron. Popular early sort, of excellent qual- 
ity ; productive. Pk. 60 cts., bus Si. 75. bbl. S4. 
Early Thoroughbred. Earlier than Rose. More productive ; light 

pink. Pk. 60 cts., bus. $1.75. bbl $4. 
Bovee. Earlier than Early Ohio. Very prolific; fine marketable 

size; mealy. Pk. 65 cts, bus. Si. 75, bbl $4. 
Crown Jewel. Very early, fine and productive ; pink. Pk. 65 cts., 

bus. %2. bbl. 84.25. 
Bliss' Triumph, or Stray Beauty. Early, round, red. Pk. 60 

cts., bus. $1.75, bbl. $4.7=1. 
Pride of South, or White Bliss. Early, round, white. Pk. 60 
cts., bus. $1.75, bbl. $4.25. 

The last three varieties are the most popular of all with southern truckers 

Irish Cobbler. Round, chunky, 80-day sort ; popular for home 

market. Pk. 65 cts., bus. $1.75,' bbl. $4. 
Early Ohio. Popular first-early ; does well on upland soil; round 

and smooth. Pk. 65 cts., bus $2, bbl. $4.50. 
Rural New Yorker, No. 2. Fine for main crop; large, white, 

smooth, prolific. Pk. 60 cts., bus. I1.75, bbl. ^4. 
State of Maine. Heavy-cropping, late oval variety ; white skin 

and flesh. Pk. 60 cts., bus. $1.75, bbl. I4 
Carman, No. 1. Fine medium or intermediate ; very large shallow 

eyes; white. Pk. 60 cts., bus. $1.75, bbl. $4. 
Green Mountain. Shape oval ; white skin; big cropper and splen- 
did cooker. Pk. 60 cts., bus. $1.75, bbl. $4. 
Gold Coin. Fine table sort ; main crop. Pk. 75c., bus. $2, bbl. S4.25. 
Crine*^ Lightning. Extra-early ; russet color. Pk. 75 cts., bus. $2, 
bbl. $4.25. 



Field of " Norcross " Potatoes 

In the State ot Maine growing for seed and being sprayed with "Bng Death." 
This field yielded an average of over 350 bushels of Potatoes per acre. 

New Varieties 

The Norcross Potato was originated about ten 
years ago by Charles Norcross, of Litchfield, Me., 
grown on the Early Rose and pollenized with Beauty of Hebron. It 



Norcross. 



is a very choice table Potato, as its well-netted skin testifies; con- 
tains a large percentage of starch; is very hardy, enormous yielder 
and has exceptional blight-resisting qualities. As a standard main- 
crop variety the Norcross has no equal. By mail, postpaid, lb. 40 cts., 
4 lbs. $1.25; by express, pk. bus. $2.50, bbl. $5. 

Ramona Seedling:. T*ie seedling Ramona is an inbred 

Norcross, and resembles its parent 
in many ways. Its time of ripening, however, is fully ten to fifteen 
days earlier, making it a very valuable early sort. The tubijr is 
white, eyes very shallow, skin tough and well netted, which is Na- 
ture's mark of extra eating quality. An unusually handsome Potato. 
Lb. 50 cts., 4 lbs. $1.30, postpaid r by express, pk. $1.75, bus. $5. 

Eure ka Extr a-Early. Jhis is one of the very earliest 

Potatoes that has ever been m- 
troduced. The vines are compact in growth, foliage heavy and 
blight-resisting, and they have never been known to take on a sec- 
ond growth, thus insuring smooth, regular tubers. The flesh is very 
white and of good flavor when cooked ; has few eyes and a smooth 
skin. Lb. 30 cts., 3 lbs. $1, postpaid; by express, pk. 75 cts., bus. 
$2, bbl. $4.25. 

SWEET POTATOES 

Southern New Jersey is headquarters for and the home of the 
finest Sweet Potatoes in the world, and my facilities for getting and 
handling them are unequaled. The New Jersey Sweet Potato is 
much dryer and sweeter than those grown in the South and West, 
and they have been carefully selected for years and attain the short, 
clumpy, uniform shape which is so desirable. 

Caution — As, however, Sweet Potatoes are very susceptible to 
rot under climatic changes, I caimot hold myself responsible for their 
condition after long journeys, and wish it distinctly understood that 
my customers take all risks after I deliver them in good condition to 
the express or railway company in Philadelphia. I take every pre- 
caution to get them to you in good condition, but the risk is yours. 
Full directions for bedding and sprouting the seed, setting out and 
cultivating, also harvesting and storing for w-inter, will be found in 
my leaflet essay on Sweet Potato Culture, which I will send free 
with orders when requested. 

Extra-Early Carolina. Jersey " Up-Rivers," Early Nanse- 

mond. These are the three varieties most universally grown in 
New Jersey for Philadelphia and New York markets. Pk. 80 cts., 
bus. $2, bbl. $4. 

Sweet Potato Plants 

Ready May 15 



Keady May la 

All other varieties of Sweet Potato plantsi hy mail, postpaid, 
SO cts. per 100; by express, 40 cts. per lOO, S2.S0 per 1,000; | 
in 5,000 lots or over, S2 per 1,000. 1 




Bovee Potato 



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THE BEST RADISHES 

EXTRA-EARLY 

In order to produce these early sorts, with crisp, tender flesh, grow them 
quickly in rich, loose soil and gather before reaching full size. Frequent plant- 
ings should be made for succession. 

One ounce of seed will sow 100 feet of drill ; 9 lbs. will sow an acre 

TURNIP-SHAPED EXTRA-EARLY 

All varieties of Radish at 6 cts. per packet 

Stokes' Standard Crimson Ball. See page 12. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 

cts., oz. 10 cts., Ji'lb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts* 
Stokes' Standard White Ball. See page 12. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., 

oz. 10 cts., ^ilb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
Stokes' Sparkler White Tip. Novelty, see page 8. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., 

Ulb 40 cts., lb. 51.25. 
Earliest Round Dark Red (Scarlet Button). Small, extra-early, ready for 

use in 18 to 20 days; skin a bright scarlet; flesh pure white, crisp, tender, 

mild in flavor. Well suited for growing under glass. Oz. 10 cts., Klb- 30 cts., 

lb. 90 cts. 

Stokes' White Marble. The quickest-growing white Radish ; ready for 

table in 16 to iS daj-s; turnip-shaped, measuring i inch in diameter; by 

inches in depth. Snow-white, with a short taproot. Crisp and mild in flavor. 

The foliage is very small. Oz. 10 cts.. -i' lb. 30 cts., lb. |i. 
Scarlet Globe. Is the most important market-gardeners' forcing Radish; matures in 20 days. For forcing in greenhouses, hotbeds ot- 

coldframes or for sowing in the open early in the spring, it is unequaled. Perfectly globe-shaped ; rich, deep scarlet color; mild, ji«ty,. 

crisp and tender. Oz 10 cts., K'b. 30 cts., lb. 85 cts. 
Extra-Early Scarlet Turnip. Very early, small, round. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts., 5 lbs. $2.75, by express. 
Fire Ball [Non plus ultra). An excellent, round, red, forcing variety. Oz. 10 cts., K'b. 30 cts., lb. 85 cts. 
Rosy Gem, or Rapid- Forcing. Very early, with white tip. Pkt. 5 cts , oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Scarlet Turnip, White Tip. Round, bright scarlet, with attractive white tip ; matures in 25 days. Oz. 10 cts., M\h. 20 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Early Giant Crimson. Double the size of the ordinary turnip-shaped Radishes; often measuring 6 to 7 inches in circumference; remain- - 

ing solid, firm and tender: flesh white and of mild flavor. Oz. 10 cts., '^Ib. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 
Early Snow-White Box. This is an extra-early type of the White Box. It has quite a small top and matures in from 25 to 30 days from 

sowing the seed. The skin and flesh are of a pure, brilliant, glistening, waxy white, and are most attractive when bunched for market. 

The\- retain their crispness and tender flesh until the roots attain a large size. I recommend them as being a particularly valuable variety- 

for early summer forcing. Oz. 10 cts., 'fib. 30 cts., lb. 85 cts. 
Felton's Model White Box. .A.n early summer varietj-. Skin and flesh pure, waxy white. Oz. 10 cts., M^lb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Early White Turnip. Both skin and flesh white, crisp and tender. Oz. 10 cts , KIb. 20 cts., lb. 75 cts. 




Scarlet Globe Badisn 



WHITE 

ICICLE 

RADISH 





OLIVE^HAPED EXTRA-EARLY 

All varieties 5 cts. per packet 

Startle 20-Day Forcing (Red Rocket). Slender, oblong Radishes of brigluf strar-- 

let : very quick growth. Oz. 10 cts., lb. 25 cts , lb. 85 cts. 
White Rocket, Earliest Half-Long White. \'ery handsome. Oz. 10 CK , %\kK 

30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Scarlet Olive-shaped. Small, very early, olive-shaped Radish. Rich brilliant 

color. Oz. 10 cts., '4 lb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Early White Olive-shaped. Quite early, white flesh and skin ; crisp and of mild 

flavor. Oz. 10 cts., Jflb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
French Breakfast. Carmine color, with c^ear white lower portion; very tender 

and mild. Oz. 10 cts., i{lb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
Bright Breakfast. Brilliant carmine with clear white. A decided improvement on 

French Breakfast. Oz. 10 cts., 'fib. 30 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

LONG-SHAPED EXTRA-EARLY 

All varieties 5 cts. per packet 

Stokes' Standard Long White. See page \2. Oz. 10 cts., 'fib. 30 cts., lb. go cts; 
White Icicle. A fine, long, pure white and very early sort, ready in 20 to 2,s days 

after planting. Its transparent white skin makes it a very attractive market and 

table variety. Oz. 10 cts., 'fib. 30 cts., lb. St. 
Half -Long £>eep Scarlet. \'ery popular in southern markets. Scarlet color, flesh 

pure white. Oz. 10 cts.. '4 lb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Philadelphia Gardener's Long Scarlet. A great improvement over the old long 

scarlet, short top, earlier, better shape and color. Fine keeper. Oz. 10 cts., %\b. 25, 

cts., lb. 75 cts. 

Cinoinnati Market. Of tlie long scarlet type ; deeper in color, straight and smooth. 

Oz. 10 cts., 'fib. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
The Comet. .A new French sort ; a very early, long white Radish, coming in 20 days 

from time of sowing, remaining in use longer than any other extra-early variety. 

Oz. ID Cts , 'fib. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
Long Brightest Scarlet (white-tipped). .\ new French sort of long, scarlet-tipped 

white RadislK-s. Oz. 10 cts., '/fib. 2S cts., lb. ,So cts. 
Wood's Early Frame. An extra-early strain of long scarlet. Best long Radish for 

forcing. Oz. 10 cts., Jf lb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 



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SUMMER RADISHES 

All varieties are 6 cts. per pkt. 

Chartier, or Shepherd. Large, long Radish ; crimson, tipped with white. Oz. lo cts., }i\b. 25 cts., lb. 75 els. 
Lady Finger, or Long White Vienna. One of the best long white Radishes. Oz. loc, %\b. 30c., lb. 85c. 
New White Chartier. A white form of the well-known Chartier Radish. Matures in about six weeks after 

sowing and remains fit for use three weeks afterward. Tops short, flesh mild, crisp and tender. Oz. 10 cts., 

'/J lb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

White Strasburg. One of the most popular summer sorts. Skin and flesh pure white. Can be pulled five 
weeks after time of sowing. It remains tender and of good qualit)- a long time. Oz. loc, %\h. 30c., lb. 85c. 

Large White Summer Turnip, or Globe. A favorite white summer variety. Oz. loc, Klb. 25., lb. 75c. 

Large Yellow Summer Turnip, or Golden Globe. Yellow skin : white flesh. For summer use. Oz. 10 
cts., ^i'lb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 



WINTER RADISHES 

All varieties 6 cts. per pkt. 



Culture. — These should be sown after the middle 





White Strasburg Radish 



of June, sowing for succession (especially of the 
Chinese varieties) until the middle of August. 
NEW MAMMOTH JAPANESE (Sakura- 

jima). Noveltv, see page 9. Pkt. 10 cts., oz 

30 cts.. 'A lb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 
New Celestial, or White Chinese. Is the 

finest of all e.\tra-large white Radishes. The 

roots grow to an immense size, averaging from 

12 to 15 inches in length and 5 inches in diam- 
eter ; but, notwithstanding its unusual size, the 

flesh is always crisp, mild and juicy. Oz. 15 

cts., lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 
New Round Scarlet China. A new variety of 

the Chinese Radish, and may be sown at all Celestial Radish 

seasons; maturing in six or seven weeks Its 

handsome, round shape and rich scarlet color and pure white tiesh commend 

it ( )z. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts , lb. 1.10. 
China Rose. One of the best winter varieties. Bright rose color ; flesh white 

firm and of superior quality. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
California Mammoth White. The largest winter Radish. Good quality. 

Oz. 10 cts., Jilb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Half-Long Black Spanish. Intermediate in shape between the round and 

long ; ilesh mild, very crisp and sweet. One of the best of the black Radishes. 

If stored in damp sand in cellar, will keep all winter. Oz. 10 cts., 'A\h. 30 

cts., lb. go cts. 

Round Black Spanish. Very popular with Germans; known as "rettig." 

Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 73 cts. 
Long Black Spanish. Black skin, white flesh. One of the hardiest, keep- 
ing until summer. Oz. 10 cts., K lb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 



RHUBARB, or 
PIE -PLANT 

Culture. — Fine roots of Rhubarb can be 
grown easily from seed, which should be 
sown in a shallow drill, using one ounce to 
125 feet of drill, which will make about 1,000 
plants. When well started, thin to :o to 12 
inches apart. In the fall or early spring they 
should be transplanted to the permanent 
bed, standing 3 feet apart in the low and 
with rows from 4 to 6 feet apart. The stalks 
should not be gathered until the plants have 
had a second full season's growth. 

If it is preferred to purchase roots, they can 
be had, and, if planted in good soil early in 
the spring, will make a strong growth and 
yield stalks for market the following spring, 
though it is best not to pull them until the 
second year. 



Large Victoria. An excellent cooking variety. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. 1.25. 

RHUBARB ROOTS 

Early Strawberry and Victoria. Each, by mail, postpaid, 20 cts each, $1.50 per doz.; by express, 15 
cts. each, $1 per doz., $4.50 per 100. Full undivided clumps, 25 cts. each. $2 per doz., $12 per 100. 




Half -Long Black Spanish Radish 



W, T. Hyden, Hargis, Ky., writes August 24, 1909; "Stokes' Standard I Wright Bros, write May 28, locg : " We have been much pleased with all 
Seeds gave entire satisfaction ; will order more." I our seeds purchased from you ; also your promptness in shipping. " 

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Stokes' Standard Pie Pumpkin 

profusion. They are rich, dark golden j-ellow in color, thick-raeated, 
fine-fleshed, excellent for feeding stock or for pies. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 
cts., Klb- 30 cts., lb. $1. 



THE BEST PUMPKINS 

Culture. — Seeds may be planted in the middle of the spring 
among field corn, in hills 8'to 10 feet apart or over, four seeds in a hill. 
.A.void planting tliem near melon or squasli vines, as they mix. 
One pound will plant 200 to 300 hills ; 4 to 6 pounds will plant an acre 

"Stokes* Standard" Pie Pumpkin 

This beautiful Pumpkin is of medium size, growing very uniform, 
10 to 12 inches in diameter and enormously productive. It is cylin- 
drical shape : color a beautiful golden yellow ; finely netted on' the 
outside like a muskmelon. The flesh is fine-grained, tender, and for 
pies it is unequaled. It is a splendid winter keeper, if stored in a warm, 
dry place. Large pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., 5ilb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

King of the Mammoths 

The fruits of this remarkable Pumpkin grow to an enormous size, 
frequently reaching 2 to 3 feet in diameter, and from 150 to 300 pounds 
in weight. The skin is a salmon-orange color, with very thick, bright 
vellow flesh, which is fine-grained and tender and of excellent qualitv 
for pies. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., K'b. 5c cts., lb. Si. 75. 

Memimoth Golden Cashaw 

This Pumpkin grows to an immense size, and a field of them is a 
very pretty sight with their great hooks lying around in the greatest 



Large Sweet Cheese 



This is one of the best varieties for family use. It has large, 
round, flattened fruits, with a creamy buff skin, averaging 20 inches 
to 2 feet in diameter. It is an excellent keeper, with thick flesh of 
fine quality. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 



Big Tom 



This is the Pumpkin that is grown most largely by canners for 
canning for pies. It is enormously prolific and grows very large : the 
skin and flesh are of a deep, rich orange color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., 
]4\h. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 

A Select List of Standard Sorts 

One pound will plant 200 to 250 Mils; 4 to 6 pounds will plant 1 acre 

Large packets, 5 cts. each. Deduct lO cts. per lb. if ordered by 
express or freight 

Cashaw, or Crook Neck. The old standard and popular Crook 
Xeck Cashaw. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts , 'A\h. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Improved Green-striped Cashaw. Improvement on White Ca- 
shaw; green- and-white striped; flesh rich yellow, solid, fine grained, 





Large Sweet Cheese Pumpkin 



very thick, sweet. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Hlh. 30 cts., lb. Si. 
Nantucket Sugar, or Negro. A New England varietj- with dark 

green skin. By mail, postjiaid, oz. 10 cts., ',i\h. 30 cts., lb. S'- 
Small Sugar, pearly, prolific and very sweet ; orange color ; fine keeper. 

By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., %\b. 30 cts., lb. Si- 
Tennessee Sweet Potato. Bell-shaped, white flesh, very thick and 

sweet. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. Si- 
New Winter Luxury. Golden yellow, finely netted, shape round, 

lk'!-.h ver\- rich, unequaled as a winter keeper and cooking variety. By 

mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., \i]b. 40 cts , lb. $1-25. 
Quaker Pie. Shape nearly oval. Cream-colored skin and flesh; fine 

(inalits'. H\ mail. ])ostpaid, oz. 10 cts , 'j'lb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
Common Yellow, or Connecticut Field. Very productive; grown 

largelv for feeding stock. Bv mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., J^Ib. 15 cts., 

lb. 40 cts. By express or freight, 10 lbs. S2.50, bus. of 25 lbs. S5. 
Calhoun. Xearlv round, somewhat flattened on the ends ; skin creamy 

l)rown ; flesh deep salmon-yellow, thick, fine-grained, excellent for 

pies. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., }i lb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

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SXQliE^g^ ^TANDARP SEED§l7|] VEGETABLE .§EEDS 



SALSIFY, or OYSTER PLANT 

Culture. — Sow as early as the ground can be worked in the 
■spring, in drills 12 inches apart and i inch deep, thinning out to 6 
inches in the row. Cultivate the same as for carrots and parsnips. It 
is perfectly hardy and part of the crop may be left in the ground un- 
til spring. The roots are cut into pieces M-inch long, boiled until 
tender, and served with drawn butter. Can also be fried. 
One ounce will sow about 60 Seet of drill; 8 to 10 pounds to the acre 
Mammoth Sandwich Island. Grows fully double the size of the 
old Long White. Roots are pure white, much heavier and thicker 
throughout, and notwithstanding their enormous size are much 
superior in cjuality. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., K'b. 4octs., lb. $1.50. 

SPINACH 

Cm-TURE. — For early use, sow in the spring, in drills a foot apart, 
thinttiijag out for use as greens. For fall use, sow in August ; and for 
a winter <-rop to be kept over until early spring, sow in September 
and Octoiber. That which is left to winter over should be covered 
with straw or leaves. 

One ounce vill sow 100 feet of drill; 12 pounds will sow an acre 
STOKES' STANDARD. Seepagei2. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., ^ lb. 

15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 

New Long Season. (See cut.) This new Spinach withstands 

= the hot summer weather without shootnig 

to seed for a long period. It forms a rosette of thick, tender and suc- 
culent crumpled leaves, which are of an intensely dark green color. 
Their great substance and short-leaved stalks enable them to stand 
up in the hot weather, retaining their freshness for along period after 
cutting. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 45 cts., by mail, post- 
paid ; by express, 5 lbs. Si. 60, 10 lbs. $3. 

Parisian Long-standing. This French Spinach surpasses our 
famous Enkhuizen Long-standing in its broad and heavy dark 
green leaves, which have the true Savoy appearance. By mail, 
postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. X cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts.; by express 
or freight, lb. 30 cts., 10 lbs. and over, 25 cts. per lb. 

Victoria. Leaves very dark green, almost black, very thick and 
spread out flat upon the ground. It is a long-standing variety, but 
not very hardy. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., K'b. 
15 cts., lb. 30 cts. ; by express or freight, lb. 22 cts., 10 lbs. and over, 
20 cts. per lb. 

Enkhuizen Long-standing. Leaves round, large, thick, dark 
green. Our stock is grown in Holland. By mail, postpaid, pkt 5c., 
oz. 8 cts., 5ilb. 15 cts., lb. 30 cts.; by express or freight, lb. 22 cts., 
10 lbs. and over, 20 cts. per lb. 

American Round-seeded Savoy, or Bloomsdale. Popular for 
fall sowing. The leaves are large, thick, finely curled, heavy, pro- 
duced in great numbers, and stand handling better than most 
■ other sorts. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5c., oz. 8c., ^^Ib. 15c. ,1b. 30c.; 
iby express or freight, lb. 27 cts., 10 lbs. and over, 25 cts. per lb 

Improved Thick-leaved Round, or Viroflay. Large, thick, 
dark green leaves, very hardy, and most popular in New York 
.markets, where it is the leading variety for spring and fall. By 
ima'iij postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., Klb. 15 cts , lb. 30 cts.; by 
.expreiis or freight, lb. 22 cts., 10 lbs. and over. 20 cts. per lb. 

Broad-Ie4^ved, Round-seeded. Produce large, thick green leaves, 
somewhat .crumpled. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., %\h. 
T15 cts., lb. ^9 cts.; by express, 10 lbs. and over, 18 cts. per lb. 





New Long Season Spinach 



Boston Marrow Squash 

SQUASH 

Culture.— Sow in hills in the same manner and at the same time 
as cucumbers and melons, the bush varieties 3 to 4 feet apart and the 
running kinds 6 to 9 feet apart. 

One ounce will plant 20 to 40 hills ; 4 to 6 lbs. will plant an acre 
Large packet* of any of the following varieties, 6 cts. each 

THE BEST SUMMER SQUASHES 

STOKES' STANDARD SUMMER. Seepage 12. By mail, post- 
paid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

White Bush Scallop. The well-known white Patty Pan. By mail, 
postpaid, oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 25 cts., lb. 90c.; by express, 5 lbs. $3.75. 

Mammoth White Bush (Silver Custard). Grows to twice the 
size of above. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Extra-Early Jersey White Bush. An improved extra-early 
strain of the old White Bush. Selected and improved by a New 
Jersey grower. Very productive and shows less ridge or scallop, 
containing a larger amount of fiesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., 
Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Early Golden, or Yellow Bush. Differs from White Bush only in 
orange color. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts , 341b. 25 cts., lb. 90c. 

Golden Custard. Very large Golden Yellow Bush; fine for mar- 
ket. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., K'b. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Golden Summer Crookneck. Small yellow crookneck; early and 
prolific. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., ]4\h. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Mammoth Summer Crookneck. Large and fine for market. By 
mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

FALL AND WINTER SQUASHES 

STOKES' STANDARD WINTER. See page 12. By mail, post- 
paid, oz. 15 cts., li\h. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Boston Marrow. Bright orange ; skin and flesh of very superior 
quality ; a splendid winter keeper and most popular for autumn 
use. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1.10. 

Golden Bronze. Beautiful new Squash. Bronze color ; flesh golden 
yellow; fine for pies. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., J{lb 30 cts., 
ib. $1.10. 

Early Prolific Orange Marrow. Earlier than Boston Marrow; 

very productive. By mail, postpaid, oz. loc, K'b. 30c., lb. $1.10. 
Hubbard. The old favorite popular winter squash; dark green 

skin; rich flesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40c., lb. $1.25. 
Red, or Golden Hubbard. A perfect type of its parent, with red 

skin. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., %\h. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Chicago Warted Hubbard. Improvement on Hubbard; skin 

heavily warted. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., K'b- 4octs., lb. $1.25. 
Fordhook. Early, sweet and dry; also a good summer variety; 

form oblong. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., Ib. $1.25. 
Mammoth Chili. The Jumbo of all Squashes, often weighing 200 

pounds. Pkt. 10 cts.; by mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., Klb. 45 cts., 

lb. $1.60. 



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^ WALTEP^ P. STOKES 


219 Market Street, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 





STOKES' IMPROVED TOMATOES 

No vegetable in the entire list catalogued is given more attention, nor are the strains offered more carefully looked after, than my 
Tomatoes. All of the seed offered is grown specially for seed. The crops are carefully inspected during growth ; and they can be relied 
upon to produce the finest fruit. 

Culture. — Sow in hotbeds in early spring, or the seed may be sown in shallow bo.xes and placed in a window. Transplant to the open 
ground when all danger of frost is past, setting the plants 3 to 4 fe«t apart each way. For very early use, the seed should be transplanted 
into small pots and these set out in the open ground when it is warm enough. One ounce will produce about 1,300 plants. 



RED TOMATOES 



Stokes* Bonny Best Eearly Tomato 

SEE NOVELTIES, PAGE 7 

This is, I believe, the very finest Tomato that has ever been offered. 
It is quite early, though not soearh' as the " Floracroft Earliana" de- 
scribed below, but is a magnificent Tomato in every other way. A 
heavy cropper, large scarlet fruit, and will attract attention and be a 
winner in an}' market. Pkt. loc, Koz. 25c., oz. 50c., Klb. Si-50, lb. Ss- 

Stokes' Floracroft Earliana see novelties, page 7 

This is the earliest Tomato in existence; is very prolific, setting 
heavily both at the crown and branches, and is the earliest and finest 
strain of Earliana ever offered. Pkt. locts., Hoz. 35 cts., oz. 65 cts., 
X lb. Si. 75, lb. $6.50. 

Stokes' "Matchless'' Tomato 

The best large-fruited, bright red, late Tomato. A handsomer 
Tomato than " Stone," more globe-shaped, firmer flesh, finer quality, 
and splendid keeper. Stokes' "Matchless" is a strong, vigorous 
grower, producing very handsome Tomatoes more abundantly 
throughout the season, and of a more uniformly large size than almost 
any other variety. They are free from core, smooth, ripening up to 
the stem, and of the finest flavor. Pkt. locts., oz. 30c., Klb- 80c., lb. $3. 



Spark's Earliana Tomato 

No. 10 STRAIN 

This sterling early variet)' has continued to gain friends all over 
the country, until it is now the standard early Tomato of the land 
and is offered in every prominent seedsman's catalogue. But a great 
deal of the stock that is offered is not of the genuine type ; and, as 
the original introducer, I have carefully watched that all of its prom- 
inent advantages of earliness, productiveness and fine smooth shape 
have been maintained. The great advantage of the Spark's Earliana 
is that the whole crop can be marketed before the market is glutted 
with other and later varieties, and Tomato-growers of the United 
States have realized hundreds of thousands of dollars from this re- 
markable variety. By starting your plants early you can have ripe 
fruit by the 15th to 20th of June. Pkt. 10c. , oz. 35c., K'h. $1, lb. $3., so. 

Livingston's Hummer Tomato 

This is quite a distinct variety, very similar in shape and habit of 
growth to Livingston's Globe, but instead of being pink or purplish 
in color, like the latter it is a fine bright scarlet. llivingston's Hum- 
mer is as round as a ball, smooth as an apple and with little or no 
indenture at the stem end, hence there is no waste in preparing the 
fruits for the table. It is a second-early sort and it is a very desirable 
Tomato for canning or putting up whole in glass. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 
cts., i^lb. Si. 10, lb. I3.50. 




New Coreless Tomato 



New "Coreless" Tomato 

This is a new Tomato sent out by the Livingstons, who 
have introduced a great number of fine, new sorts. It is a 
distinct globe-shaped, bright red, large main-crop variety ; 
it is almost round, being the same diameter each way. It 
is very productive, formiu'.; in clusters of four to seven fruits, 
always free of a green core, and its shape makes it an ex- 
cellent slicing variety. This would make a splendid Tomato 
for the canners or catsup-makers. Pkt. 10 cts., Hoz. 25 cts., 
oz. 40 cts., K'b. Si. 10, lb. $4. 

Chalk's Jewel Tomato 

This fine Tomato originated in Montgomery county. Pa. 
It is a heavy cropper, of fine large fruits, with a sweet flavor, 
about two weeks later than the Sparks' Earliana, and is 
recDnnnended as a good medium early Tomat<i. In color it 
is a Ifright scarlet, ripening up to the stem, without cracks 
or green core. The tiesh is thick, quite solid, with compara- 
tively few seeds. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., K'b. 85 cts., lb. $3. 



SELECT LIST OF STANDARD RED TOMATOES 



In regular large-sized packets, S cts 



Stokes' Standard Early. See page 12. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., 
KIb. $1.50, lb. S5- 

Stokes' Standard Main-Crop. See page 12. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 

cts., K'b. Si. 10, lb. S4- 
Superb Salad. Noveltj'. See page 9. 

New Stone. Very large; perfectly smooth; brigh scarlet; solid; 
best for canning and most popular of all j.s a main crop Tomato 
for market ; extra-fine strain. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., K'h. 75 
cts., lb. $2.50. 

Great B. B. (Brinton's Best). Second early and main-crop sort. 

Deep red color uniformly even, large size, smooth and good keeper. 

By mail, postpaid, oz. 30 cts., Jilb. 85 cts., lb. S2-75- 
Success. Resembles the "Great B. B." Rich scarlet; handsome. 

By mail, postpaid, oz. 30 cts J^lb. 85 cts., lb. S2.75. 



per packet, except where noted 

Lorillard. For greenhouse forcing ; bright glossy red ; very smooth 
and solid. By mail, postpaid, oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Brandywine. Finest late; large, solid, smooth, bright red ; prolific. 
By mail, postpaid, oz. 30 cts., ;{Ib. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Ponderosa. The largest variety in cultivation ; a monster. By mail, 
postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., li\h. $1.10, lb. S4. 

Ignotum. An early red smooth potato-leaved variety. By mail, 
postpaid, oz. 30 cts., ]4\b. 85 cts., lb, S3. 

Early Paragon. Bright red; productive; standard for market and 
canning. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., K'b. 60 cts., lb. $2.25. 

Livingston's Perfection. Early; large size; very productive; 
fine blood-red. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., li\h. 60 cts., lb. S2.25- 

Livingston's Favorite. Large, smooth, productive ; a good ship- 
per and canner. By mail, i)ostpaid, oz. 25 cts., J{lb. 6oc., lb. $2.25. 



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1 PlTQKE § ' ^TANDARR gi^D|71 VEGETABLE ^E]^^ 



PINK-FRUITED TOMATOES 

June Pink Tomato 

Many markets require a pink-skinned Tomato, and the June Pink has proven 
itself, by all odds, the very earliest and most productive pink fruited Tomato ever 
introduced. It is, in reality, a pink Earliana ; has the habit of growth and the plant is ex- 
actly the same as the Earliana. It is enormously productive, growing to set and develop 
good-sized fruits throughout the season. The seed I offer is of the very highest 
grade. In going over a field of over five acres growing for seed, I could not find a 
single plant whose fruit was off in color or any sign of roughness. By mail, postpaid, 
pkt. lo cts., oz. 40 cts., ^Ib. $1, lb. $3.50. 

Giant-Fruited Acme 

A fine, large, early pink Tomato. The Acme Tomato has for years been the 
standard pink sort, but it has been grown so long that it has deteriorated in size. 
The Giant-Fruited Acme now offered has been carefully crossed and re crossed for 
size of fruit, so that it is as early as the type, and because of its large, uniform, hand- 
some fruits, it sells readily at a much higher price than the old variety. It is an 
enormous yielder, the fruit is very solid and meaty, very early; almost seedless. It 
is a splendid variety for shipping long distances. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., Klb- |i-io, 
lb. $4. 

Stokes* "Pink Florida Special" 

' liaree, Smootli, Second-Early Pink Fruit. One of tbe best sorts for the 

Southern Shipper 

This is a splendid, fine large pink or purplish red variety, which will become the 
standard of excellence where extreme earliness is not necessary. It grows to a fine 
large size, very firm and solid, few seeds and enormously productive, and it con- 
tinues to bear its large, fine fruit longer than most any other variety, holding its size 
well up in the last picking. The meat is unusually firm and sweet and it carries 
splendidly. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., J^lb. $1.10, lb. $4. 

Duke of York 

This Tomato is very popular in Florida and other southern states. It is a splendid 
cropper, round in shape, flesh firm, large-sized and of very fine flavor. Ripens its 
fruit more uniformly together than most other sorts; not subject to rust or blight; 
purplish red in color. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., ^Ib. $1.10, lb. $4. 



Livingston's Globe 




June Pink Tomato 



This is a new variety originating with the Livingston's, of Tomato fame. In 
'sTiape it is notably distinct from all others, being a beautiful globe, which permits of a greater number of slices to be taken than is possible 
with the flat varieties. Fruit of larger size maintained throughout the season; alwaj-s smooth, firm-fieshed, and has very few seeds, 
■especially in the early fruits ; ripens, evenly, through and through ; a fine glossy rose in color, tinged with purple ; very productive, the 
■plant is always loaded with fruit, having joints at frequent intervals with large clusters of from three to seven fruits. Especially adapted to 
slicing, as the flavor is very delicate and agreeable. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. Si, lb. S3.50. 



Truckers' Favorite 



Not subject to rust and recom- 



A fine large purple-fruited Tomato. Very regular in form, good size, verv solid and thick-meated. 
•mended where a purple fruit is wanted. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., lb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

liivingston's'Beaatjr. Large, smooth, purplish pink ; thick flesh ; regular form. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., %\h. 70 cts., lb. $2.50. 

£arly Acme. Excepting the June Pink, this is the earliest of all the pink sorts; smooth, round, productive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 

70 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Dwarf Champion. Dwarf plant, with upright foliage. Early with 
fruit, resembling Acme. Popular. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 
85 cts., lb. S3. 

Early Market Champion. Early, large, purple. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
30 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. S2.75- 

YELLOW TOMATOES 

Golden Queen. The best large, smooth, solid Yellow Tomato. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2. 75. 

SMALL-FRUITED TOMATOES 

Yellow Plum. Plum shape ; bright yellow ; used for pickles. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. S2-75. 
Clusterosa Yellow Egg. A great improvement on all other small 
yellow Tomatoes. The best for preserving and pickling; wonder- 
fully productive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. S2.75. 
Red Cherry. An inch in diameter; borne in clusters; for pickles. 

Pkt. ,s cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2-75. 
Strawberry, or Winter Cherry (Husk Tomato). Small, yellow 
fruit. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts., X'b. 75 cts., lb. $2.75. 




Uiant-FruiteQ Acme 'lomatoes 



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WALTER^ p. STOKES j2l9 Market ^fa-eet, PfflbADELPHIA,RA 




TURNIPS 



Culture.— For early Turnips, sow as soon as the ground is warm enough in the spring. For winter use, sow from the middle of July 
to the end of August. The seed is generally sown broadcast, but larger crops are obtained, particularly of the Rutabagas by cultivatin°- 
in drills i8 inches apart and thinning to 6 inches apart in the drills. ° 

One ounce will sow 160 feet of drill; 1 pound of seed to the acre in drills; 2 to 3 pounds to the acre if sown broadcaBt 




Early Red-Top White Globe Ttunip 



GARDEN TURNIPS 

WHITE-FLESHED 
Large packets of any variety, 5 cts. 



Early Red-Top White Globe. 



A large, handsome globe-shaped 
variety ; wliite flesh, fine-grained, 
tender and sweet ; surface color, white with a purple top ; a true table Turnip 
and one of the best; e.xtensively grown and pitted for fall and winter, being a 
good keeper and produces enormous crops. (See cut.) Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
3itlb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. ; by express, 5 lbs $2.25. 

Extra-Early White Milan. Extra -early, tender and delicately fla- 

voted; the bulb is of medium size, very 

handsome, smooth and of a clear ivory-white both inside and out. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts , lb. 85 cts. 

The finest white-fleshed, ball-shaped early table Tur- 
nip, maturing in si.x weeks from sowing; bulb small 
with white skin and sparkling white flesh, crisp; tender 
lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. Bv mail, postpaid 

K'b. Lb. 
$0 20 §0 60 



Early Snowball 



Pomeranian Large White Globe. Useful for both table and stock ; very large. 
Long Cow Horn, or White French. Very heavy cropper ; best for stockmen . . 



smooth and round 
and sweet. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts 

Per oz 

STOKES' STANDARD WHITE. See page 12 go 10 

Purple-Top Flat. (Strap-leaved.) Well-known standard 

popular early sort 08 

Early White Flat Dutch. Very popular for spring sow- 
ing ; fine for market cS 

Purple-Top Milan. (True.) The earliest flat Turnip; a 

very shy seedw 10 

Early White YefJ' handsome; pure white; excel- 
lent for earljy igji- fe.lj^ ^.i. 10 



10 
10 



15 



20 
20 
20 



50 

50 

60 

Co 
55 
55 



YELLOW-FLESHED 







20 


55 






20 


55 






20 


55 




RUTABAGA, or SWEDISH 
TURNIPS 

STOKES' STANDARD. See page 12. By mail, 

postpaid, oz. 10 cts., '4 lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 
Breadstone, or Budlong. Handsome, medium-sized 

roots of superior table qualit)'. By mail, postpaid, 

oz. 10 cts., Klb 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Monarch, or Elephant. ( New. ) Large, oval-shaped; 

yellow flesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 20 

cts., lb. 5.S cts. 
Long Island Purple. Top. Very large ; fine yellovi 

flesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., %\h. 20 cts., 11 

55 cts. 

Myers' Purple-Top Beauty. An improved marki t- 

garden sort. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., %\h. 20 

cts , lb. 65 cts. 
Improved Purple-Top Yellow. Our finely Ored 

strain ; very popular. By mail, postpaid, oz 6 cts., 

'4 lb. i,s cts., lb. 50 cts. 
Large White. \'ery large and productive; white 

skin and flesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. 8 cts., Klb. 15 

cts., lb. 50 cts. 

SALAD VARIETIES 

Seven-Top. \'ery hardy. Grown for its leaves which 
are eaten as greens or salad. Bj- mail, postpaid, oz. 
8 cts., %\b. 15 cts., lb. 50 cts. 




Myers' Purple-Top Beauty Rutabaga Turnip 



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Sweet, Medicinal and Pot Herbs From Seed 

To preserve varieties of which the leaves and stems are used, the stems should be cut from the plants just before the blossom appears 
(leaving a few joints at the base to sprout into fresh growth), tied in small bunches and hung up to dry. 

All Herbs in large packets at 6 cts> each, except where noted 



Per oz. 

Anise. Seeds aromatic $o lo 

Balm. For culinary purposes 20 

Borage. Used for flavoring 15 

Sweet Basil (Broad-leaved) 15 

Caraway Seed. For flavoring 10 

Catnip (Cat Mint) pkt. :octs. .. 35 

Chervil. Used like parsley 10 

Coriander. Seeds aromatic 10 

Drill. For flavoring vinegar 10 

Fennel, Sweet 10 

Fennel, Florence Celery-rooted. Flavor like 

celery 20 

Horehound pkt. 10 cts. . . 25 

Hyssop. Medicinal pkt. 10 cts... 25 

Lavender. For oil and water 20 



J<lb. 
|o 25 
60 
40 
45 
25 
1 00 
25 
20 
20 
25 

50 
75 
75 
50 



Lb. 

jSo 90 
2 25 
I 25 
1 50 
75 

75 
60 
60 
75 



Marigold, Pot. For soups 

American Sweet Marjoram. Superior to im- 
ported ; seed of own growing pkt. 10 cts.. . 

Imported Sweet Majoram 

Rosemary. For seasoning and aromatic oil 

pkt. 10 cts.. . 

Rue. Has medicinal qualities 

Saffron. Medicinal and dyeing 

Sage. Most used of all herbs 

Sorrel (Large-leaved). Cultivated for acidity .. . 

Summer Savory. Culinary 

Winter Savory. Flavoring 

Tansy. For bitters pkt. locts. .. 

Thyme. Broad-leaved pkt. 10 cts,.. 

Wormwood. For poultry 



Peroz. l{\b. Lb. 
15 $0 45 Si 50 



30 
15 

50 
20 
10 
20 



35 
25 
15 



85 3 00 
40 I 25 



50 
30 
45 
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30 
50 
I 00 
75 
40 



3 00 
I 75 
90 
I 50 
I 00 
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1 75 
3 50 

2 50 
1 40 



HOLT'S MAMMOTH SAGE {Plants only) 



The plants are very strong-growing, the first season attaining i foot in height, and spreading so that a single plant covers a circular 
space 3 feet in diameter. The leaves are borne well above the soil, keeping them clean ; they are very large and of unusual substance, 
stron<i in flavor, and of superior quality. It is perfectly hardy, even in New England, and attains still larger growth the second season. It 
is tin.- most desirable sage, but never seeds. 3 plants for 25 cts., 7 for SO cts., 15 plants for SI, sent safely by mail, postpaid. 




TOBACCO SEED 



Holt's Mammoth Sage Leaf 



Cut-TURE. — Sow seed in February in the plant-bed, protected by plant-bed 
cloth to keep off tobacco flies. When the plants are large enough in June, set 
them out in highly manured soil, in rows feet apart and 3 feet between the 
plants. Constant care must be given to cultivating, suckering, examining for 
worms, etc. One ounce will sow a bed of 50 square yards. 

Choice Havana. Has a large leaf ; makes a fine quality ; very early. Pkt. 10 

cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. $1, lb. $3. 
Connecticut Seed Leaf. Leaves not so long, but of good width. Pkt. 5 cts., 

oz. 20 cts., I4\h. 60 cts., lb. $2, 

Other named varieties can be supplied by correspondence 



VEGETABLE PLANTS, Grown at Floracroft 



Our potted Eggplants and potted Earliana Tomato Plants have 
quantity, order early and at special prices. 

Cabbage Plants. Early transplanted plants, ready in March, 
hardened off in a coldframe. Varieties : Stokes' Earliest, Early 
Jersey Wakefield and Quick Cash. 25 cts. for 25, 40 cts. for 50, 
6s cts. per 100, $4.50 per 1,000. 

Transplanted plants, ready about May i, all standard early sorts. 
50 cts. per 100, $2.50 per 1,000. 

Field-grown plants, ready about June 15, standard late varieties. 
25 cts. per 100, $1 per 500, $1.60 per 1,000; 5,000 plants and over, 
f 1.50 per 1,000. 

Cauliflower Plants. Early Alabaster and Snowball Ready in 

April. Potted, 50 cts. per doz. , $4 per 100 ; transplanted, 25 cts. per 

doz., $1.50 per 100. 
Celery Plants. Ready July i. Perle le Graiid, Winter Queen, 

Golden Self-blanching, White Plume, Pascal, etc. 40 cts. per 100, 

$4 per 1,000. 

Lettuce Plants. Ready in April. Head and Curled-Leaf varieties 
grown in flats. 20 cts. per doz., 75 cts. per 100, $5 per 1,000. 



a great reputation. They are grown cool and stocky. If wanted in 

Eggplants. Ready in May and June. Black Beauty, New Jersey 
Improved, Large Purple Smooth Stem. Grown in pots, 50 cts. per 
doz., $4 per 100; out of hotbeds, 30 cts. per doz., $2 per 100. 

Pepper Plants. Ready in May and June. Large Bell, Ruby King, 
20 cts. per doz., jj!i.2,s per 100. 

Sweet-potato Plants. Vineland Bush, 75 cts. per 100, per 1,000. 
Carolina, Up Rivers and Nansemond, 40 cts. per 100, $2.50 
per 1,000. 

Tomato Plants. Ready in May and June. We make a specialty of 
Tomato Plants, and can supply all the leading varieties. Potted 
Earliana and Stokes' 
Bonny Best Early, 50 cts. 
per doz., $4 per 100, $30 
per 1,000; transplanted, 
20 cts. per doz., $1 per 100, 
$7 per 1,000; not trans- 
plaated, $5 per 1,000. 



TREE SEEDS 



Per oz. 
..$0 10 



Apple 

Apricot Pits 10 

Cherry (Mazard) 10 

Mulberry 30 3 

Peach Pits. Pure Tennessee Nat- 
ural. 20 cts. per lb., $2.50 per bus. 
Write for (luotations in quantity. 

Pear (French) 20 2 

Plum Pits 10 

Quince 20 2 

Hemlock 50 5 



Lb. 

$0 40 

50 
40 

3 00 



White Pine 

Norway Spruce 

White Ash 

White Birch (.American)... 

Honey Locust 

Osage Orange. This will produce 
a good hedge in from 3 to 4 years 
from the seed 

Catalpa speciosa 

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Per oz. 


Lb. 


■$o 25 


$2 00 




2 00 


• 15 


I 25 


15 


60 


20 


I 75 


15 


50 




lO 
20 



50 

00 



Potted Tomato Plants, as grown at 
" Floracroft." Notice ball of roots. 



WALTER^ p. STOKES | 219 Market ^eet PHIbADELmiA,]^ 





The 100-Day Bristol Field Com 

This valuable field Corn grows steadily in reputation year by year. It is difficult to be- 
lieve that a Corn making the heavy growth of stalk and fodder which this does can mature 
its magnificent ears in loo da\-s, but this it does regularly and has done for several years 
past. The grain is a light yellow. The cob is small. It is easili' husked and is a desirable 
Corn in many ways. Price by mail postpaid, lb. 30 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts., by freight or express 
(sacks included), pk 75 cts., bus. S2.25. Bags of 2 bus. S4.25, 10 bus. lots and over at $2 bus. 

Improved Learning Seed Corn 

The Learning, in its various t^-pes, is probably more largely planted, now, than an\- other 
field Corn known. The ears are ver3' handsome, of good size, with fair-sized grain of a deep 
orange color and small, red cob. The stalks grow to medium size (not large), with few 
suckers, slender and leafy, making most excellent fodder, and usually produce two good 
ears to a stalk. Ripens in from 90 to 100 days, and never fails to make a good crop. Over 
100 bushels per acre is not an unusual crop for this Corn. It is also adapted to a greater 
variety of soils than many, producing unusually well on light land. Price by freight or ex- 
press (sacks included), pk. 65 cts., bus. $2.25, bag of 2 bus. S4.25, 10 bus. and over at $2 bus. 

Gold Standard Learning Com 

A western grade of Teaming. Small cob, good-sized ears ; fine golden yellow, but not 
tapering at the tip like the old-style Teaming. The ends of the grain are rough and not in- 
dented. About one week later in maturing than the tj-pe. Price by freight, pk. 75 cts., bus. 
$2.50, bag of 2 bus. $4.50. 

Austin's Colossal Yellow Dent Com 

Has an immense ear and wants good, strong land — given this, no other field Corn will 
outyield Austin's Colossal. Ripens in 100 to 120 days. Price by freight, pk. 75 cts., bus. 
§2. 50, bag of 2 bus. 54.50. 

Excelsior White Com 

A prize winner. Ears uniformly large with 18 to 22 rows ; cobs small 
ears hold their size from base to tip. Price by mail postpaid, lb. 30 cts., 
freight or express, pk. 85 cts., bus. $2,75, bag of 2 bus. $5. 



grain very deep : 
3 lbs. 75 cts., by 



Golden Beauty Seed Corn 

Where earliness is not an essential feature, the Golden Beauty is a fine Corn. It has the 
largest, broadest grains of any variety offered. The richness of color and fine quality of 
grain make it a superior kind for grinding into meal. Time of ripening is from no to 120 days. 
Stalks grow vigorously to a height of 8 to 10 ft. Price, pk. 60 cts., bus $2, bag of 2 bus. S3. 75. 

Early 8-Rowed Yellow Canada Flint Corn 

The Flint Corns are the liardiest and earliest in maturing, and can be grown satisfactorily 
much farther north than the Dent Corn. It is also well adapted for replanting the later va- 
rieties. By mail, postpaid, lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 65 cts. ; by freight or express, pk. 60 cts., bus. 
$2.25, sack of 2 bus. $4. 



White Hickory King Corn 



A pure white Dent Corn, with very broad 
mature. Price, pk. 60 cts., bus. $2.25. 



irains and small cob. Wants a good season to 



U'm.J Moll, of PaU hogne, N. }'., -u riles 
t al/t'd ' AksHii's Colossal zcas a colossal sure. 
2j5 bnslwls of cars per acre " 

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.• " The Corn that I boiiglit of yon last year 
II grcic (o a hcinlii of i ;': feel and yielileii 





Ensilage and Fodder Corns 

SUGAR CORN FOR GREEN FODDER. Many farmers prefer this 
for ensilage purposes, owing to the large percentage of saccharine matter 
in the stalks. The seed ottered is specially grown for fodder purposes, 
being of quick growth and early maturity. Sown at the rate of 2 bushels 
per acre in drills 4 feet apart, it makes splendid stalks 6 to 8 feet high, 
which are of the finest quality for feeding green, cutting for ensilage or 
curing for fodder. By express or freight, qt. 15 cts., 4 qts. 45 cts , pk. 60 
cts., bus. $1.85, 10 bus. and over, $1.75 per bus. 

STOKES' SPECIAL ENSILAGE. This is a very fine white Corn, with 
a large-sized, very heavy solid ear. Its close-set grains are well-filled- 
out at both the butt and tip ; cob medium size, very white. It grows a 
tremendous stalk on strong land, 14 to 16 feet high; frequently has two 
ears to a stalk, and has the heaviest quantity of fodder in tons per acre of 
any Corn that I liave ever had any knowledge of, producing frequently 
from 60 to 75 tons, I offer it without any qualifications for ensilage use as 
being tlie best Corn I know of. Pk. 60 cts., bus. Si. 75, 10 bus. lots and 
over, $i.so per bus. 

RED COB ENSILAGE. This is a western variety which has given good 
satisfaction. White corn with a red cob. The flavor is sweet and juicy; 
stalks 13 to 14 feet in height. Pk. 50c., bus. $1.65, 10 bus. and over, $1.50 
per bus 

BLUNTS' PROLIFIC ENSILAGE. This is a very heavy-growing 
Ensilage Corn, produrinir two ears to the stalk ; ears of medium size, 
white Corn : is earlier than the Red Cob Ensilage. Pk. 60 cts., bus. $1.65, 
10 bus. lots and over, $1.50 per bus. 



Stokes' Special Ensilage Corn 



STOKES' SEED OATS 

Write for special prices in quantity lots 

SWEDISH SELECT. This beautiful Oat, which is now well accli- 
matized, weighs from 36 to 40 pounds per measured bushel. It out- 
yields all others that have been tested. The straw is coarse, noted 
for Its stiffness and power to withstand lodging. The grains are 
pure white in color, large, thick and plump, making a very hand- 
some appearance. The heads are large, upright and ljushy, they 
are also nearly all meat; the hull being exceedingly thin, making 
them especially valuable as a feeding Oat. They are quite early 
and are less liable to s.nut and rust than most any other sort. Lb. 
25 -cts., 3 lbs. 65 cts., by mail, postpaid; by freight or express, 
^pk. 35 cts., pk. 60 cts., legal bus. {32 lbs ) $2, sack of 3 legal 
bus. (96 lbs. ) $3.50. 

STORM KING. This is a very productive variety, growing with 
a very strong, stiff straw, standing from 4^ to 5' feet in height. 
The grains are plump; thin hulls; the stalks being so stiff and 
heavy do not lodge nor does the grain fall of? during the stormy 
season. It is a heavy yielder, and during a favorable season the 
Oats will weigh 38 to 42 pounds per measured bushel. Prices san.e 
as Swedish Select noted above. 

GOLDEN FLEECE. This is a very fine Oat. originated in New 
York state anJ introduced in iqoi. It is a heavy cropper, hand- 
some sample, grains white and plump; strong straw, stand up 
well. The blada is much'larger than the ordinary Oat, attesting to 
its vigijr and productive capacity ; stools remarkably in strong 
land, seventeen different shoots having been counted from one 
seed sown. Lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 6s cts., by mail, postpaid; by freight 
or express, pk. 45 cts., legal bus. (32 lbs.) $1.65, sack of 3 legal 
bus. '96 lbs. ) S4.,So. 

TARTAR KING. This grand Oat is one of the earliest, heaviest, 
most prolific domestic-grown Oats in cultivation ; suitable for all 
soils ; has a robust and vigorous constitution ; is quite early and a 
large cropper. Straw is stout, standing up well, does not "readily 
lodge. The kernels are large, thick, plump and heavy, possessing 
all the qualities that go to make up an ideal Oat. Price same as 
for Golden Fleece. 

Standard Northern-Grown Seed Oats 

Prices of each of the following: Lb. 20 cts., 3 lbs. 55 cts., 
postpaid ; by freight or express, pk. 50 cts., legal bus. (32 
lbs. I SI. 50. 

Write for prices in quantity lots 
White Maine. Very early, handsome, wonderfully fine and pro 
ductive. 

Mortgage Lifter, Danish Island. Originally from Denmark ; 
very early and hardy. 

Lincoln. Early .and rust-proof, with strong, stiff" straw. 

Welcome, Clydesdale, White Russian, Virginia Winter 
Turf, and other well-known and popular varieties of Seed Oats, 
choicest seed carefully recleaned, at above prices. 




Swedish Select Oats 



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Speltz, or Emmer 



This grain has been grown for centuries in Russia near the Caspian 
Sea. It is intermediate between wheat and barley, and it is one of the 
greatest drought resisters known among grains. It does not rust, blight 
or lodge; it makes the best of hay; when cut in the milk, the straw re- 
sembling wheat straw. It frequently yields 50 to 80 bushels per acre and 
on poor land, stony ground, and land that is undesirable for other 
crops Speltz givesagood result. Thousands of bushels of Speltz are now 
grown on our western prairies, as it is splendid food for cattle and swine. 

Culture. — Prepare your ground as you would for wheat or oats, 
sow at the rate of two bushels per acre. It is extremely hardy and can 
be sown earlier than spring wheat or oats, as light frost does not affect 
it; it can be sown later, but early sowing is better. Per pkt. 5 cts., lb. 
30 cts., by mail, postpaid ; qt. 20 cts., pk. 75 cts., bus. S2.50, 6 bus. lot' 
and over $2.25 per bus., by freight or express. Write for quoialions in 
larger lots. 



Spring Rye 




Distinct from the Winter Rye, grain of finer quality and more pro- 
ductive ; can be successfully grown in any latitude, and is now being 
largely grown in the Middle States in place of oats, being a much more Speltz or Emmer 

profitable crop on account of the production of nearly four times the 

straw, and also as a " catch " crop where winter grain has failed. The straw is equally as valuable as that of the Fall or Winter Rye, stand- 
ing stiff, 7 to S feet high. Produces 30 to 40 bushels of grain per acre. As it does not stool like Winter Rye, not less than two bushels to the 
acre should be sown. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 35 cts., 3 lb. $1, postpaid ; pk. 50 cts., bus. Si.75 Write for price in quantity lots. 




New Japeuiese Buckwheat 



The kernels are nearly twice the size of any other, of a rich dark brown color, and manu- 
facture a superior flour. It has rapidly displaced all others, and is now nore largely planted 
than any other, being about two weeks earlier. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts., postpaid ; 
by express, qt. 15 cts., pk. 50 cts., bus. S.1.75. 

SILVER HCLL BUCKWHEAT. By express, qt. 15 cts., pk. 50 cts., bus. Si.75- 

Weber's Improved Evergreen Broom Corn (the best in cultivation) 

The high prices which have prevailed the past few years for Broom Corn brush indicates 
that the demand has overtaken the supply, and farmers, where possible, should add it to their 
crops. Weber's Improved is of a very bright green color, without the slightest reddish tinge. 
It makes by far the best brooms of any corn grown and conmiands the very highest prices. Cus- 
tomers who have grown this corn report yields of over i,coo lbs. of brush to the acre. Height, 
7 to 8 feet. Lb. 35 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts., postpaid ; qt. 25 cts., pk. 90 cts., bus. $3 ; sack of 2 bus. for 

Evergreen Broom Com 

This is an old standard variety, largely grown in many sections of the West, but not equal, 
to or as salable as the brush of the Weber's Improved. Qt. 20 cts., pk. 75 cts., bus. $2.50. 



Seed Barley 



Spring Rye, showing height and produc- 
tiveness of straw 



STOKES* BEARDLESS BARLEY. Many farmers do not like to grow the bearded va- 
rieties of barley on account of the disagreeableness of handling it, although it is a very profi- 
table crop. This beardless barlej' is as easy to grow and handle as oats. It is the earliest known 
variety to ripen ; grows medium height, very strong, stiff straw and will stand well up on any 
kind of land. With good land and fair conditions yields 60 to 75 bushels per acre, and in many 
instances has made the enormous yield of 100 to 120 bushels per acre. Look at our very low 
prices, as compared with prices of other seedsmen. Pkt. 5 clb., pk. tx> cis.. bus. ii.75 5 bus., 
lots at $1.60 per bus. 

WHITE HDLLESS. Grows 2H feet high. Two or three weeks earlier than the ordinary- 
Barley. The heads are well filled with plump, heavy kernels, which are hulless like wheat, 
when'threshed. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 65 cts., by mail, postpaid; by express, pk. 75 cts.., 
bus. (48 lbs.) $2.50. 

MANSHDRY. This is an early, six-rowed Barley; splendid yielder. Pk. 50 cts., bus. fi.50. 
COMMON SIX-ROWED. Good clean seed. Pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.50. Write for prices in. 
quantity lots. 

Spring Wheat 

SASKATCHEWAN FIFE. This wheat is pronounced by the great milling kings of the 
Northwest the best. Fifty bushels to the acre is not an uncommon yield. Pkt. loc, lb. isctf.., 
3 lbs. $1, postpaid ; by express or freight, pkt. 65c., bus. $2.50 ; 5 bus. and over, $2.25 per bus., 
bags included. 

MACARONI, or DURUM. This newlv imported Wheat sent out by the Department of Agri- 
culture has taken a strong hold in the \\'est. where Spring Wheats are in vogue, and where it 
outyields by far anv other variety. It makes an excellent quality of flour for bread; and it is 
practically 'immune' from rust. I would advise my eastern growers to test it in a small way at 
first. Lb. 30c., 4 lbs. $1, by mail, postpaid; by freight or express, qt. 25c., pk. 85c., bus. S2.75. 

Mammoth Russian Sunflower (the giant of all sunflowers) 

The best yariety for the farmer, (ir.ius to double the size of the common, and the yield of 
seed is twice as great. One hundred and twenty- live l)ushels to the acre have been grown at a 
less expense than corn. It is highly recoinmi iuied for poultry. Oz. s cts., qt. 15 cts. (qc. post- 
paid, 25 CIS. ), pk. 50 cts., bus. Si. 75,' sack (2 bus.) $3 25 : 5 bus. and oyer, 51.50 per bus. 

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glXjgKE ^S3^NDApjB_g^D^ ] FAR^ and GPASS ^EEDS M 




FODDER and SOILING PLANTS 

SAND OR WINTER VETCH (Vida vUlosa) 

I preach winter vetch whenever I get a chance, because I beheve it to be the most valuable 
plant for forage and fertilizing purposes that we have. It succeeds and produces good crops 
on poor, sandy soils as well as on good land; it is perfectly hardy throughout the United 
States, remaining green all winter. The root-growth is ver\- extensive, as will be seen from the 
accompanying photograph, and makes quantities of nitrogen tubercles, thus giving it very ■ 
valuable fertilizing properties, and improving the condition and productiveness of land for 
crops to follow. 

I strongly recommend to my customers to sow vetches liberally, and to those who have not 
done so, to sow at least a small patch, to decide for themselves as to the great value of this 
crop. On some soils vetches seem to require soil inoculation, to give the best results, but on 
the great majority of our soils they will yield splendid crops without any inoculation whatever. 
Where vetches do not do so well the first year, it is advisable to reseed them upon the same 
land, when the resulting crop will be a great surprise in its yield and growth. 

Vetches can be sown from Jul)- to November, and should be sown broadcast, at the rate of 
20 to 30 lbs. per acre with one bushel of oats or rj e. The oats or rye help to hold the vetches 
off the ground, enabling them to make a better growth, and making it more easy to harvest 
and cure properly. For a hay crop, vetches should be cut just after the oats or rye with which 
it mav be sown has headed out. before the grain matures. 

Present price of Hairy Vetch, per lb. 15 cts.; in 10.1b. lots, 12 cts. per lb.; bus. (60 lbs.), $6; 
in 100-lb. lots and over, 9 cts. per lb. Price fluctuates. Will quote price at any time upon re- 
quest. Special price on large lots. 

WINTER VETCH MAKES FIVE TIMES THE GROWTH OF CRIMSON CLOVER 

Mr; F. A. DuBois, Linfield, Pa., writes April 17, 19C9: " Winter Vetch you sold me last lall beals any- 
thing in that line I ever saw, more ihan five times as much growth on the upper side of my garden, where I 
sowed Vetch, as there is on the other side with Crimson Clover. E.\pect to turn it under next week." 



Crimson Clover and Winter Vetch 

Both sown and dug at the same time. Note the 
much heavier growth of Vetch on the right 



COW -PEAS 

The Great Soil Improver 

Green crops plowed un- 
der are one of the best 
and cheapest ways of im- 
proving the soil. For this 
purpose the Cow-pea is 
most popular, especially 
for medium or light soil. 
Seed should be sown in 



M ly or June, at the rate of i]4 bushels to the acre, and plowed under 
as soon as plants have attained their full growth. There is no surer 
or cheaper means of improving poor soil than by sowing the Cow-pea. 
In its capacity as a nitrogen-gatherer, its growth enables the farmer 
to dispense with the use of nitrogen or amtnoniated fertilizers. If 
planted early, say the tniddle of May, a crop can be cut and cured for 
hay the same as clover ; then the stubble in a short time will put out 
a new growth to be turned under in the fall as a fertilizer. 

New Era. Very early small Pea. 

Black, or Rani's Horn. Heavy yielder. 

Whippoorwill. Speckled seed. Early. 

Black Eye. White seed with black eye. 

Clay. A brown seed. Late. 

Price variable abou. $2.50 per bushel. Write for pi'ces in quantity 




Cow-Peas 



VELVET BEANS 

A great nitrogen gatherer, largely used in the South. Makes heavy 
growth of vine. Price variable, about $3 50 per bus. 




..^ ; ^^1^1 ^^■^'■ii '^''- ' 



Dwarf Esses Rape sown with spring grain tor fall pasture 



TRUE DWARF ESSEX RAPE 

Dwarf Essex Rape is now largely grown in this country on account 
of its rapid growth, being ready to feed in eight to ten weeks from 
sowing, and producing 25 to 30 tons of green forage to the acre. It 
grows to a height of 3 feet and covers the surface so densely as to 
smother out all weeds. It can be sown all through the season, being 
perfectly hard)-, withstands drought, and will produce a crop in any 
soil by sowing broadcast at the rate of five to ten pounds to the acre. 
While unequaled as a pasture for sheep, as a food for all cattle, calves 
or pigs, it is without a rival, its fattening properties being twice as 
great as clover, making a much relished and most succulent food from 
May to December. Lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs 60 cts., by mail, postpaid; by 
freight or express, lb. 15 cts., 10 lbs. $1.25, 25 lbs. $2.50, bus. of 50 lbs. 
S4, 100 lbs. and over at 8 cts. per lb. Special prices by letter for 
larger lots. 

SOJA BEANS 

As a forage and feed crop, Soja Beans are proving very desirable. 
They furnish rich feed and are, in fact, a balanced ration in one crop. 
They do equally well on light or heavy soil, and are a most desirable 
land improver. I have never known a crop that cleans land like Soja 
Beans, as it is impossible for any weeds to grow where a crop of Sojas 
are. They also resist drought and hot weather to a remarkable ex- 
tent. Sow at the rate of one to one and one-half bushels per acre. 
Price about the same as cow-peas. 



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MILLETS 



JAPANESE BARN-YARD MILLET 

Valuable new forage plant introduced into this country by Pro- 
fessor Brooks, of the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station. 
Yields enormously in all sections of the United States — ha.y and fod- 
der of excellent quality, growing 6 to 8 ft. in height and yielding 12 
to 20 tons per acre. Cattle and horses eat it greedily, and it is un- 
doubtedly a valuable addition to the list of forage plants. Sow in 
May or June, broadcast, 10 to 12 lbs. per acre, or in drills, 8 lbs. per 
acre. Lb. 30 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts., by mail, postpaid; by freight or ex- 
press, lb. 15 cts., 10 lbs. $1, bus. of 30 lbs. $2, bag of 2 bus. $3.50. 

GERMAN, or GOLDEN MILLET 

(Southern Grown) 

Southern-grown German or Golden Millet Seed is far superior, 
both in quality and yield, to western- or northern-grown seed. When 
properly grown or handled, it makes an enormous yield of nutri- 
tious feed, succeeding in almost any soil. Sow in May or June, one 
bushel to the acre. Price varies with the market. Qt. 10 cts., bus. 
of about 50 lbs. $1.75. 

Prices variable : ■write me for prices when wanted in quantity 




Hungarian 
Millet 



Japanese, or 
Bam -yard Millet 



PEARL MILLET, or PENCILLARIA 

For several years we have been experimenting with all the known 
forage plants, and have found nothing superior to Pearl Millet either 
in enormous growth or quality. It produces most abundantly, 
and can be cut several times during the season. The United States 
Agricultural Department has also made numerous experiments, and 
with about the same results as those at Floracroft. If you grow 
green forage, try East Indian or Pearl Millet, and you will find there 
is nothing better. Drill in 2-foot rows, 10 lbs. 
to the acre. Pkt. 10 cts.. lb. 30 cts., 3 lbs. 
75 cts., by mail, postpaid; by freight or ex- 
press, lb. 15 cts., 10 lbs. (plants an acre) 
I1.20, bus. of 50 lbs. $4.50. 



HUNGARIAN MILLET 

The most popular annual Millet, growing 
quickly and freely, making a heavy stand 
upon the land and yielding two or three tons 
of hay per acre. Said to draw heavily upon 
the fertility of the soil. Sow 1 H bushels to 
the acre in May or June. Price varies. Qt. 
10 cts., bus. of 48 lbs., about §1.50. 

KAFFIR CORN 

The Great Forage Plant 

Will make a fine crop of foliage if cut in 
early bloom, and the shoots that then follow 
will mature a full crop of seed and forage. 
Both grain and fodder are excellent, the 
whole stalk tender to the full maturity of 
seed. There is no failure about it, as it pos- 
sesses the quality, that all the tribe pos- 
sesses, of waiting for rain without any loss 
of capacity or yield. The grain is extremely 
valuable for feeding to poultr}- and will make 
a flour that is like wheat flour. Cultivated 
the same as our common Indian corn, requir- 
ing four to five pounds of seed per acre. Pkt. 
10 cts., lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts., by mail ; by 
freight or express, qt. 15 cts., pk. 60 cts., bus. 
of 60 lbs. $1.75. 




Kafar Com 



The above is the result of a trial of Millets at my Floracroft trial grounds, all 
being sown the same day. As will be easily seen, the Southern German Millet is 
by all odds the best growth. The Siberian was so poor I have withdrawn it from 
sile. The Japanese made a good growth, but is rather woody. 



RED AND WHITE MILO MAIZE 

These are popular varieties of sorghum, somewhat similar to the 
Kaffir Corn, valuable for both forage and grain. Four pounds will 
plant an acre. Cultivation is same as for Kaffir corn. Pkt. 10 cts., 
lb. 25 cts , 3 lbs. 60 cts., by mail, postpaid; by freight, qt. 15 cts., 
pk. 65 cts., bus. $2. 

EARLY AMBER SUGAR-CANE 

Makes a valuable green fodder. Difficult to cure, the best plan 
being to stand it up against the fence and tie loosely. The seed is 
valuable as food for poultry. Lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts., by mail, post- 
paid ; by freight or express, pk. 75 cts., bus. of 56 lbs. $2.50. 

TEOSINTE (R eana luxurians) 

This gigantic Grammea will furnish a continuous daily supply of 
most nutritious green food for horses and all kinds of cattle all 
through the summer. It also makes splendid dry fodder, yielding 
enormously, and being more nutritious and better relished by all 
stock than corn fodder. In appearance it somewhat resembles Indian 
corn, but the leaves are much larger and broader, and the stalks 
contains sweeter sap. It stools out enormously after being cut. Sow 
in May or June, at the rate of three pounds per acre, in drills 4 feet 
apart. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., }i\h. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., by mail, post- 
paid ; by freight or express, lb, 70 cts., 5 lbs. and over at 65 cts. per 
pound. 

CANADA FIELD PEAS AND OATS 

These make a fodder and hay which double the production of milk. 
The Canada Field Pea, which \ve sell at about $2.50 per bushel, is the 
best for this purpose. They should be sown in March or early April, 
two bushels of peas and one bushel of oats to the acre. The peas 
should be sown first and plowed under about 4 inches deep ; the oats 
then sown and harrowed in. Write for price in quantity lots. 



SO 



Tennis Court of the Moorestown (N. J.) Field Club, sown with Stokes' Standard Lawn Grass Seed, and within a stone's throw of my 

Floracroft trial grounds 

Stokes* Standard Lawn Grass Seed 



Every one knows the charm of a beautiful suburban home surrounded by artistically treated grounds, and of its essential features none 
is so important as the beautiful, rich, smooth, velvety lawn. Plantings of shrubbery should be kept close to the buildings, or near the sides 
or corners of the grounds, leaving an unbroken stretch of turf to give character and dignity to the home. 

With care exercised in the preparation of the soil, being exceedingly careful that it has at least 6 inches to i foot of good, rich top soil, 
with the seed properly sown and rolled after seeding, a beautiful lawn can be had, ready for mowing in four to five weeks' time. 

A lawn seed mixture is very much to be preferred to any single grass, as, if it is honestly made, the several varieties of grass which com- 
pose it mature at difTerent seasons of the year, thus keeping the green sward in good color and condition during the hot weather, not losing 
its color, as the single variety is liable to do, and making a much heavier and thicker turf. 

The following mixture can be absolutely relied on as being made up of the finest qualities of grass seed obtainable, free from weed 
seeds, and of the very best and highest germinating qualities. 

STOKES' STANDARD LAWN SEED MIXTURE 

This is a well-balanced combination of all of the best native and acclimated foreign fine-leaved grasses, blended until I have a mixture 
which will stand the extremes of the .American climate, of heat, drought and cold; a permanent, dense and deep-rooting turf. Qt. 20 cts. 
(postpaid, 30 cts.), 4 qts. 60 cts., pk. $1, bus. of 20 lbs. $4. 



EVERGREEN VELVET LAWN GRASS SEED. This is the 
mi.xture as heretofore sold by the above name and is a good mix- 
ture of native grasses. Qt. 15 cts. (postpaid, 30 cts.), 4 qts. 50 cts., 
pk. 75 cts., bus. S3. 
STOKES' LAWN GRASS SEED FOR SHADY PLACES. 
A mixture of grasses that will thrive in a shady situation, under 
trees or close to walls. Qt. 30 cts., pk. Si -50, bus. of 20 lbs. S5. 
PERMANENT GRASS SEED FOR GOLF LINKS.— Fair- 
Green Mixture. Specially prepared of the most enduring and 
serviceable grasses, without clovers. Sow four bushels to the 
acre. Bus. $2.50. 10 bus. and over, $2.25 per bus. 
Pntting-Green Mixture. A carefully prepared combination of 
of extra-fine round-leaved grasses that will make a close Fair- 



Green and lasting turf which will improve by tramping. Sow thickly 
Qt. 30 cts., pk. Si -50, bus. of 20 lbs. $5. 

STOKES' LAWN-RESTORING GRASS SEED. A mixture 
of grasses particularly suited to take firm hold and grow quickly 
on hard, worn-out or burnt spots. It is best to resow in the early 
spring, scratching the worn-out spots with the rake, sowing the 
seed thickly and then rolling. Some of the Lawn-Restoring Grass 
Seed should also be sown on the thin places all through the sum- 
mer. Qt. 2=, cts., per bus. of 20 lbs. S4. 

FAIRMOUNT PARK LAWN GRASS SEED MIXTURE. 
This is composed of grasses less expensive than those used in our 
Evergreen Velvet Mixture and will give good results. Qt. 15 cts. 
(postpaid, 20 cts.), pk. 75 cts., bus. of 14 lbs. S2.50. 



STOKES' SPECIAL GRASS AND CLOVER MIXTURES 

The advantage of sowing grasses and clover seeds in mixtures has long been recognized, and the practice is increasing to a remarkable 
extent. I am always glad to give my customers the benefit of my experience, and will take pleasure in advising them as to suitable grasses 
for their soils and special conditions, if they will correspond with me in regard to it. 

Grass Mixtures for Permanent Pastures and Mowing Lands 

These famous mixtures are a well-balanced combination of a number of native and acclimated foreign grasses and clovers, blended so as 
to produce a permanent, dense and deep-rooting turf that will yield year after j ear the maximum quantity of hay, and afterwards to afford, 
if desired, a constant and abundant pasture. The yield of hay under favorable conditions averages 3 to 4 tons per acre at the first cutting. 
After the hay crop is cut, the grass commences to grow at once, recovering its verdure in a few days, and affords excellent pasturage even 
through dry summer weather. Both our No. i Mixture for Permanent Pasture and our No. 2 Mixture for Permanent Mowing, if properly 
laid down, will maintain their valuable qualities 20 years or more if they are occasionally top-dressed with manure and occasionally sprinkled 
with grass seed. 



No. 1 Mixture for Permanent Pastures (but can be mown) 
Tall Meadow Oat Grass Orchard Grass White Clover 

Crested Dog's Tail Fancy Red Top Red Clover 

Sheep Fescue Perennial Rye Grass Red Fescue 

Meadow Fescue Hungarian Brome Grass 



No. 2 Mixture for Permanent Mowing (but can be grazed) 
Meadow Fescue Kentucky Blue Grass Fancy Red Top- 

Orchard Grass Meadow Foxtail Red Clover 

Perennial Rye Grass Tall Meadow Oat Grass Timothy 



Sow 2 bushels to the acre. Per bus. $2. 50, 10 bus. at S2.25 per bus. 

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Stokes^ Superior Clover and Grass Seed 

Prices Subject to Meu'ket Changes — Write for Latest Quotations. If wanted by msul, add 8 cents per pound 



Alfalfa Clover, or Lucerne. Every farmer should endeavor to 
have at least a few acres of Alfalfa Clover. Sow in the spring or in 
August, as preferred, at the rate of 25 to 40 pounds per acre ; see 
that soil is sweet and well manured. If your soil does not contain 
the proper bacteria, it can be assisted b)- the use of Farmogerm, 
see page 53. Lb. 25 cts., bus. about $12. Write for prices. 

Alsike ( Tf'ifoliiim hybi-idum) . Very hardy perennial. Well adapted 
for mixing with other grasses. Taller than red clover and good for 
growing with timothj- for mixed hay. Blossom heads valuable as 
bee food. Lb. 20 cts., bus. about jSii, write for prices. 

Crimson, or Scarlet Clover ( Trifolium incarnaiii^n) . An annual 
of strong, erect growth, i to 2 feet high ; yielding 8 to 15 tons of 
green, or 2 to 3 tons of cured forage per acre. As a winter cover 
or soiling crop it is of great value, adding humus and nitrogen. Sow 
in fall at the rate of 12 to 15 lbs. of seed per acre, either broadcast 
or drilled in. Sown in spring it is apt to flower and mature before 
making full growth. Lb. 12 cts., bus. about S7, write for prices. 



White Dutch (Tj-ifoliitm repens). Valuable to sow with lawn 
grass. Lb. 40 cts., 10 lbs. and over, 35 cts. per lb. 

Bokhara Clover, or Honey Plant {Melilolus alba). A strong- 
growing perennial of value for green manuring, especially South, 
also largely grown for the excellent food it attords throughout its 
season for bees. Lb. 25 cts., 10 lbs. and over, 20 cts. per lb. 

Japan Clover {Lespedeza striata). .K low-spreading perennial, 
much like white clover ; of great value in the southern states for 
forage and green manuring. Lb. 30 cts. 

Mammoth Red, or Pea-Vine Clover ( Trifolium pratense pe- 
renne). Lb. 25 cts., bus. about Sio, write for price. 

Red Clover, Medium ( Trifolium pratense). Seed is of high ger- 
mination, pure and free from weed seeds. Every care should be 
exercised in buying Red Clover, for there is always on the market, 
at a cheap price, large quantities badly infested with weed seeds 
and seed adulterated with Yellow Trefoil. Price subject to change 
without notice. Lb. 25 cts , bus. about $10, write for price. 



ADD 10 CENTS PER POUND FOR GRASS SEEDS SENT BY MAIL 
All prices of grass seed subject to market fluctuations 



Canada Blue Grass ( Poa compressa) . Useful for sowing on hard clay and poor soil 

Creeping Bent Grass [Agroslis siolonifera). Excellent for lawns 

Crested Dog's Tail ( Cyiiosurus cristatus). Should enter in moderate quantity in permanent 
pasture and lawn mixtures 

English Rye Grass { Loliit/ft pere?ine) . Grows rapidly and makes a good showing within a 
month from time of sowing 

Fine-leaved Sheep Fescue [Festuca ovina ienuifolia) . The finest bladed grass and valu- 
able only for lawns 

Hard Fescue (Festuca duriuscula) . A dwarf-growing grass, forming a dense, fibrous mat. . . 

Italian Rye Grass (Lolium Ilalicum) . Thrives in almost any soil, and yields early and 
abundant crops. Sown in the fall, will produce an excellent hay crop the following season. 

Kentucky Blue Grass (Poa pralensis). Fancy or Double Extra Clean 

Meadow Fescue (Festuca pralensis). Of great value in mi.xtures for permanent pasture 

Meadow Foxtail ( Alnpecurus pralensis) . One of the best grasses for permanent pasture 

Orchard Grass (Daclylis glomerata). \'aluable grass either for pasture or hay 

Red Top Grass (Agroslis inilgaris) , Choice. Valuable either for hay or permanent pas- 
tures; readies highest perfection on moist, rich soil 

Fancy or Extra Recleaned Red Top 

Rhode Island Bent Grass (Agroslis canina). A very fine varietj- for lawns 

Rough-Stalk Meadow Grass (Poa Irivialis). Excellent for pastures and meadows, par- 
ticularly on damp soils 

Sheep's Fescue (Festuca oz'iiia). Sliort and dense in Growth: excellent for sheep pastures.. 

Sweet Vernal ( Authnranlhum odoratnyn) , True Perennial. Emits an agreeable odor 

Tall Meadow Fescue (Festuca elalior). Productive in pastures on wet or clay soils 

Tall Meadow Oat Grass (Avena elalior). Of rapid growth, recommended for soiling and in 
permanent hay mixtures ' 

Timothy (Plileum pratense) . The grade I offer is "choice" 

Wood Meadow Grass (Poa nemoralis). Of early growth and thriving well under trees 



Weight 

per 
bus , lbs 


Quantity 
per acre 


Price 
per lb. 


Price 
per bus. 


Price per 
100 lbs. 


14 


3 bus. 


So 15 


$1 85 


$12 00 


20 


50 lbs. 


35 


6 25 


30 CO 


21 


30 lbs. 


40 


7 50 


35 00 


24 


60 lbs. 


10 


2 00 


8 50 


14 


35 lbs. 


45 


5 50 


38 CO 


12 


30 lbs. 


22 


2 20 


iS 00 


18 


50 lbs. 


12 


I 90 


10 00 


14 


3 bus. 


20 


2 50 


17 00 


22 


40 lbs. 


30 


5 50 


25 00 




3 to 4 lbs. 


35 


2 50 


30 00 


14 


3 bus. 


22 


3 00 


20 CO 


14 


4 bus. 


12 


1 50 


10 00 


32 


30 lbs. 


18 


5 00 


15 00 


14 


50 lbs. 


40 


4 75 


30 00 


14 


20 lbs. 


36 


5 00 


30 00 


12 


35 lbs. 


20 


2 20 


18 00 


10 


3 lbs. mxd. 


65 


6 00 




14 


40 lbs. 


65 


8 50 


60 00 


10 


50 lbs. 


30 


2 50 


20 00 


45 


23 lbs. 


10 


Write 


for price 


14 


30 lbs. 


65 


8 50 


60 00 



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gTOKE §^ ;STANDARjD gtEEPlI]] FAiy^ and GRASS ^EEDS 



Books for the Farm and Garden 



ON FARM TOPICS 

Alfalfa. Its uses and how to grow it. F. D. Coburn. 50 cts. 
Clovers and How to Grow Them. Thomas Shaw. A practical treatise 

giving full information on this important topic. 337 pages. $1. 
Truck Farming in the South. A. Oemler. A practical treatise hy a 

successful grower. $1. 
Soiling-Crops and the Silo. Thomas Shaw. The newest and most 

valuable book for dairyman by a man who knows. 364 pages. $1.50. 
Bommer's Method of Making Manures. 86 pages. Paper, 25 cts. 



ON VEGETABLE CULTURE 

AH about it. F. M Hexamer. 50 cts. 

Sevey. All about it by a man who knows beans. 



G. S. 



Asparagus. 
Bean Culture. 

50 cts. 

Broom Corn and Brooms. Cloth. 50 cts. 

Cabbage and Cauliflower. How to grow them. Gregory. 30 cts. 
Celery Culture. A practical guide. 150 pages. Cloth. 50 cts. 
Market- Gardening, Success in. VV. \V. Rawson. $1. 
Mushrooms. How to grow them. W. Falconer. $1. 
Mushroom Culture. American Spawn Company. 35 cts. 
New Onion Culture. T. Greiner. 50 cts. 
Onions. How to raise them profitably. 20 cts. 
The Potato. S. Fraser. A standard work. 200 pages. 75 cts. 
Squashes. How to grow them. Gregory. 30 cts. 
Sweet Potato Culture. Fitz. 50 cts. 

The Forcing Book. Professor Bailey. Vegetables under glass. $1. 
Tomato Culture. \V. VV. Tracy. The whole story written by an ex- 
pert, 50 cts. 

ON POULTRY AND LIVE STOCK 

Money in Broilers and Squabs. M. K. Boyer. A very practical treat- 
i-'ie on the successlul care of Broilers and Squabs. 50 cts. 



Biggie Poultry Book. 50 cts. 
Biggie Cow Book 50 cts. 
Biggie Swine Book. 50 cts. 
Biggie Horse Book. 50 cts. 
Biggl* Pet Book. 50 cts. 
American Poultry Advocate, 
mcxnthly. 50 cts. per year. 



The five Biggie books here men- 
tioned are all finely illustrated. All 
up-to-date modern methods concen- 
trated and recorded for the benefit 
of mf.n. 

Best poultry paper published. A 



On Poultry and Live Stock, continued 

200 Eggs per Year per Hen— How to Get Them. 50 cts. 

Practical Poultry Houses and Fixtures. A. F. Hunter. 50 cts. 

Profitable Poultry Farming. M. K. Boyer. 25 cts. 

Farm -Poultry Doctor. Dr. N. W. Sanborn. 50 cts. 

Low- Cost Poultry Houses. Illustrated. 25 cts. 

600 Questions and Answers on Poultry Topics. 25 cts. 

A Living from Poultry. M. K. Boyer. 25 cts. 

Capons for Profit. T. Greiner. sects. 

Winter Eggs. How to get them. John H. Robinson. 25 cts. 
Egg Record and Account Book. 25 cts. 
Successful Pigeon Baising, F. B. Price, Jr. 50 cts. 
Practical Pigeon Keeper. Illustrated. Wright. S1.50. 
Money in Squabs. Brinton. 50 cts. 

American Standard of Perfection. A complete description of all the 

recognized breeds of fowls. $1.50. 
Duck Culture. Rankin. 50 cts. 
Training of Shepherd Dogs. Wilkham. 50 cts. 
The Collie : Its History, Points and Breeding. Dalziel. $1. 
The Rabbit. \V. N. Richardson. 25 cts. 
A B C of Bee Culture. A. I. Root. $1.50. 

ON FRUIT CULTURE 

Biggie Berry Book. 50 cts. 

Dwarf Fruit Trees. F. A. Waugh. 50 cts. 

The Practical Fruit Grower. S. T. Maynard. 50 cts. 

Strawberry Culturist. A. S. Fuller. 25 cts. 

Spraying Crops. When and How. 50 cts. 

ON FLORICULTURE 

A Woman's Hardy Garden. Mrs. Ely. $1.75. 
Practical Floriculture. For florists. Henderson. $1.50. 
The Rose. Samuel B. Parsons. Si- 
How to Destroy Insects on Plants and Flowers. 25 cts. 
Home Floriculture. Eben E. Rexford. $1. 




New Leaflet Essays on Important Vegetables 
and Flowers 

Although cultural directions are given in this Catalogue, I have prepared a series of essays; 
■gcving fuller instructions on the topics given below. These will be sent free to all purchasers of 
Stokes' seed when asked for with their seed orders. 

LEAFLETS ON VEGETABLES 

Asparagus, Cabbage and Cauliflower. Celery, Hotbeds and Coldframes, Lawns. Lettuce, Musk- 
melons and Watermelons, Mushroom Culture, Onions, Tomatoes, The Vegetable Garden, Vegetables 
under Glass. 

LEAFLETS ON FLOWERS 

Annuals from Seed, Asters. Bulbs, Canna, Dahlia, Ferns, Gladiolus, Hardy Perennials, Lily Cul- 
ture for Greenhouse and Garden, The Pansy, Rose Culture, The Sweet Pea. 



Pea Vine on right has been treated with 
Farmogenn. The other iplaittai same 
time without tpesimeMt. 



FARMOGERM 



HIGH-BRED NITROCEN- 
CATHERINC BACTERIA 



It is well known that nitrogen is the most expensive of fertilizing elements. In the new 
*♦ Farmogerm " we have a new bacteria culture, scientifically prepared, and unlike the other 
preparations that were offered ; it needs no treatment or devolopment before using. It comes in 
sealed bottles in which the bacteria is placed on a jelly-like medium, and is ready for use 
simply by the addition of a little water, according to directions. 

By moistening the seed of any leguminous crop with the " Farmogerm" mixture not only 
is the immediate crop benefited, but the soil is enriched in nitrogen which will be available for 
future crops for two or three successive seasons. ** Farmogerm " is applicable to the follow- 
ing crops, and when ordering be sure to state for what crop " Farmogerm " is wanted : Alfalfa, 
Alsike, Crimson Clover, Red Clover, White Clover, Canadian Field Peas, Cow-Peas, Soy Beans, 
Velvet Beans, Vetcli, Peanuts, Garden Beans, Garden Peas, Sweet Peas, and other legumes. 
" Farmogerm" is supplied in garden size for Peas, Beans and Sweet Peas, 50 cts. per bottle, 
by mail, postpaid- for field crops S2 per bottle, sufficient for one acre, subject to discount in 
quantity lots of 10 acres and above. 



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■Kn=i!KWir,VJ-- -.■ . . . _ : ii • i. 

WALTER^ P. STOKES 


219 Market §^eet, PHIL>ADELPHIA,PA. 





Specialties in Flower Seeds 

FOR OTHER VARIETIES OF FLOWER SEEDS, SEE PAGES 68 AND 69 



STOKES' SUPERB ASTERS 



ASK FOR LEAFLET 
IN ASTER CULTURE 



Asters are of easy culture and deservedly popular. Sow seed in !March and April in coldfraine or boxes in the house, covering them 
K inch deep, and when plants have three or four leaves, transplant about i8 inches apart each way into well-prepared beds. Look out for 
the black Aster beetle when the buds first begin to come, picking them oft by hand. 



Stokes' Standard 



Ast 



ers 



This is a strain of the Branch- 
ing Aster that, after careful test 
on mj- trial-grounds, produces 
the finest result of an}- Asters 
that I have ever seen, and this 
strain that I offer is, I believe, 
the very finest that can be 
grown. They are the best for 
the private garden and for the 
florist and farmer who grows 
flowers to sell in market, and 
they can be had, by successive 
sowings, in bloom from August 
until late in the tall. 

S. S., Pure White, Rose, 
Pink, Purple, Lavender, 
Crimson, Dark Violet, 
Mixed. 

Pkt. 10 cts.; 1 pkt. each of the 
7 varieties, 50 cts. 

Early Snowdrift 

.A-Ster. "^'^^ earliest Aster 

' in cultivation, 

"while the flower is not sur- 
passed in beauty by any of the 
later varieties; it has 12 to 20 
long, slender, upright stems, 
crowned with immense, feath- 
ery, pure white flowers. Pkt. 
10 cts. 

Xavender Gem Aster. 




Type of Stokes' Standard Aster 



The color of this new variety is 
an exquisite shade of lavender, 
deepening with age. The plant is erect and of medium height, 
branching close to the ground. The flowers are borne in profu- 
sion on long, slender, wirj- stems. Pkt. 10 cts., 3 for 25 cts. 

New Hercules White Aster. This new Aster has a 

most imposmg aspect. 

The flowers are of the purest white, with verj' long petals, and 
attain the enormous diameter of 6 to 7 inches, and can be com- 
pared to the large exhibition flowers of the Giant Chrysanthe- 
mums. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. 25 cts. 

Semple's Late-flowering; Branching Aster. 

The Branching Aster is very popular. The branching habit is ac- 
companied with great vigor of growth and profusion of bloom. 
The flowers are of e.xtraordinary size and exceedingly graceful, 
and are borne erect on very long stems. Blooms until fall. Pki. 

White Branching $0 10 

Crimson Branching to 

Shell-Pink Branching 10 

Finest Mixed Branching 10 

Two feet high. Beautiful ball- 
shaped flowers. Pkt. 

Apple Blossoms. Shell-pink $0 lo 

Crimson. Very showv and handsome 10 

Deep Rose, .^^n exre'llent color 10 

New Jewel, Mixed Colors 10 

FLORISTS' MIXTURE OF ASTERS. This is a mixture of all 
the best varieties of Asters suitable for cut-flowers, consisting prin- 
cipally of white, pink and the brightest red, with a small propor- 
tion of blue and purple and some intermediate shades. Large 
pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 25 cts. 



Four Beautiful 
American Asters 

Most beautiful bushy, branch- 
ing .A.3ters, growing about 2 feet 
high, with large double flowers, 
CO nposed of incurved petals al- 
most as regularly placed as in a 
Dahlia. The flowers are borne 
upright on stiff, long stems, and 
the plants in bloom are charm- 
ing beyond description, and for 
cutting purposes there are no 
finer .\sters grown. 
Purity. Glistening pure white. 

Pkt. 10 cts. 
Dayhreak. Rosy shell- pink. 

Pkt. 10 cts. 
Violet King. Double violet. 

Pkt. 10 cts. 
Crimson King. Double crim- 
son. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Peony - Flowered 
Perfection Asters. 

-A very favorite type. Thrifty 
upright plants ; large fine flow- 
ers, with long incurved petals. 
The florists' Aster, and one of 
the finest. 

Per pkt. 

Snow- White $0 10 

Glowing Crimson 10 

Brilliant Rose 10 

Azure-Blue lo 

Blue, edged white JO 

Choice Mixed Sorts 10 



Per pkt. 

Carmine, edge white $0 10 

Dark Rose, edged white. 10 

A magnificent race of Asters. The col- 
ors include many delicate and some gor- 
geous shades : flowers very double and 4 inches across, and from 
twenty to thirty in a single plant ; 15 to iS inches high. 



Victoria Asters. 



Per pkt. 

..■$0 10 
10 
10 



Per pkt. 

Deep Scarlet $0 10 

Peach Blossom 10 

Choice Mixed Sorts 10 



Pure White 

Deep Pink 

Light Blue 

Giant Comet, or Ostrich Plume Asters. 

.\ very beautiful and distinct class, with long curled and twisted 
petals formed into loose, yet dense half-globe, resembling the 
Japanese chrysanthemum. 



Per pkt. 

Pure White So 10 

New Carmine 10 

Deep Pink 10 



Jewel, or Ball Asters. 



Per pkt. 
Delicate Pink, edged 

white 5o 10 

Choice Mixed Sorts 10 

Queen of the Earlies Asters. Excepting Earu 

bnowdrift, the ear- 
liest .Aster known. Of dwarf lirancliing habit, very double flowers; 
valuable for cutting. -A favorite florists' -Aster for early market. 

Per pkt. 

Light Blue 5o 10 

Purple 10 



Per pkl. 

White Jo 10 

Pink 10 

Crimson 10 

Hohenzollern Asters. 



Mixed 

.An excellent cut-flower variety, 
with doub'e curled petals, re- 
sembling a Japanese chrysaiUliemuni. 
White, Crimson, Rose, Purple, Choice Mixed. Each, pkt. loc 



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jSTOKE^^ ;STA^DARB glEEPiri FLOWEfi^ SEEDS 




AGERATUM 



Used largely for bedding and borders It is exceedingly attractive 
when mingled with alyssum, candytuft or similar plants. p^^ pkt. 

Mexicanum. . Lilac-blue $o 05 

Lasseauxii. Beautiful rose-color 05 

Choice Mixed per 02., 25 cts. .. 05 

White Gem. Very dwarf, free-flowering 05 

Little Dorrit. Azure-blue 05 

Swanley Blue. Large flowers; fine 05 

Blue Perfection. Very dark blue ; dwarf; finest of all 05 

Princess Victoria Louise. Novelty. Center white, edged 

with blue. Very beautiful sort ; dwarf 10 

Blue Star. A new variety. Tiny and compact, only 4 to 5 

inches high, densely covered with light blue flowers ; splendid 

for edgings and ribbon bedding 10 




ALYSSUM 



For border, edgings, baskets, pots, 
rockwork or for cutting should be used 
liberally. In borders sow thickly, so as 
to form masses. Sow very early in the 
spring. Cut back after the first flowers 
fade and others will come. Pgr 

Sweet Alyssum oz., 20c... ^ 05 

Tom Thumb. Dwarf ...oz., 25c... 05 
Saxatile compactum. Perennial ; 

yellow 05 

Little Gem, or Carpet of Snow. 
Pure white; only 2 to 3 inches 
high ; a profuse bloomer, showing 
as many as 300 heads of snow-* 
white flowers at one time on one 
plant. Annual per oz., 30c. . . 05 

ANTIRRHINUM 

(Snapdragon) 

The Snapdragon is one of our finest 
perennials. If planted early will flower 
the first year as an annual. The newer 
sorts are flowers of great variety of colors 
and markings and brilliancy, making 
rich spikes beautiful for cutting. Sow 
seed in the open ground, transplanting 
to I foot apart each way. They wiU 
bloom in July and August. 

GIANT-FLOWERED 

Flowers nearly double the size of the 
older sorts. Per pkt. 

Giant Queen Victoria. Very 

large: fine white. (See cut.) $0 10 

Giant Delilah. White and carmine 10 
Giant Firefly. Scarlet and white. 10 

Giant Romeo. Beautiful rose 10 

Giant Yellow 10 

Giant Scarlet 10 

Giant Mixed Colors 10 

DWARF 

Blooms profusely ; only 6 inches high. 

Per pkt. 

Queen of the North. Pure white. $0 10 

Golden Queen. Pure yellow 10 

Black Prince. Nearly black. Fine 10 

Defiance. New. Fiery scarlet 10 

Dwarf Sorts Mixed 05 

BALSAM 

Sow in the open ground in May. Transplanting two or three times 
has a tendency to dwarf the plants into better shape, and is advan- 
tageous. Give them plenty of room, as they easily cover 12 to 18 
inches of space each way. Per pkt 

White Perfection. Pure white $0 10 

Double Mixed Sorts 05 



Giant Snapdragon 
(Queen Victoria) 




BALSAM, continued 
Royal Camellia-flow- 
ered, Prize Mixed. 

A fine strain of very 
double flowers of ex- 
quisite shades. Pkt. 
10 cts. 

Improved Camellia, 
Pure White (alba 
perfecta). A really 
pure white, very 
double Balsam has 
long been a desidera- 
tum both for the pri- 
vate planter and the 
practical florists. Our 
stock of this grand 
acquisition is absolute 
perfection in snow- 
white color, size of 
bloom, doubleness 
and symmetry of 
plant. Pkt. K cts. 

Dwarf Double Mixed. 
Pkt. 5 cts. 

New King and 
Queen Balsams 

Finest, largest Balsams „ _ „ „ , 

yet develoned Wmte Perfection Balsam 

^ ' Per pkt. 

The King. Glowing fiery red |o 10 

The Queen. Deep rose-pink ; exquisite 10 

CAMPANULA (Canterbury Bells) 

Should be more largel}- planted than the)' are. Some are hardy 
perennials and some biennials. Should be sown outdoors early in 
July and thin or transplant to temporary quarters until October. 
Transplant them 6 or 8 inches apart in a coldframe, where they will 
make large plants by spring, and are as easilj' cared for as pansies. 
Transplant in the spring 18 or 20 inches apart in beds where they 
are to bloom. Or, if sown very early in the spring, the hardy per- 
ennial sorts will bloom early the next year. 

CANTERBURY BELLS [Campanula Medium). Bloom first 
year if sown early. p^^ pj^f 

Blue 



Pkt. 



White 

Rose 

Mixed 

Double Blue . . 
Double White. 
Double Rose. 

10 cts. 
Double Mixed. Pkt. 

10 cts. 

CUP AND SAUCER 

( C. calyca)itiiema ) . 
Sj'mmetrical plant 
often with 30 or 40 
flowers open at the 
same time on a single 
plant. Flowers are 
large, resembling a 
cup and saucer. 
Colors blue, rose, lilac 
and white. Pkt. 5 cts. 

P YRAMTDALIS, 
Mixed. A grand sort, 
known as the Pyrami- 
dal Bellflower. 'Color 
blue or white ; plants 
grow about 4 feet high, 
of elegant pyramidal 
form, bearing thous- 
ands of exquisite bell- 
shaped flowers. Pkt. 
5 cts. 

Pyramidalis alba. A 

white sort of above. 
Pkt. 5 cts. 



.%o 05 
05 
05 
05 
10 
10 



Campanula Pjnramidalis 



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WALTER^ P. STOKES 219 Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA, PA 




Candytuft, New Ecrpress. Pkt. 10 cts 

[Cornflower) 



CANDYTUFT 

One of the best white-flower- 
ing plants for edging, bedding, 
massing and for cutting. Sow out- 
doors where thej- are to bloom. 
White Fragrant. Pure white, 

pinnated foliage, i ft. Pkt. 5 

cts., oz. 20 cts. 
Crimson. Very beautiful. 1 ft. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts. 
White Rocket. Large trusses 

of pure white flowers, i ft. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts. 
White Tom Thumb. A new 

dwarf varietj-, growing about 

6 inches high, branching into a 

handsome bush about 16 

inches in diameter. Pkt. 5 cts., 

oz. 20 cts. 
Fine Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 

15 cts. 

New Fmpress, or Giant 
White Hyacinth-flowered. 

One of the finest varieties of 
recent introduction. The plant 
is of a very branching habit, 
and assumes when fully grown 
and covered with its large 
trusses of pure white flowers, 
a very handsome candelabrum- 
like aspect. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
30 cts. 

CENTAUREA 

Very attractive, exquisite blue-colored flowers of easiest culture; 
one of the most attractive and graceful of all the old-fashioned flow- 
ers. Sow early in the spring in the beds where they are to bloom. 

CENTAUREA CYANUS Perpkt. 

Emperor William. Fine sky-blue |o 05 

Dwarf Victoria. Fine for pots and edgings 05 

Alba pur a. Pure white 05 

Mixed Blue Sorts per oz. 25 cts. . . 05 



GIANT 

IMPERIAL SWEET SULTAN 

{Centaurea Imperialis) 

These are a grand improvement over 
the old Sweet Sultan, producing long- 
stemmed blossoms 3 to 4 inches across 
— graceful, airy and deliciously fragrant. 
If cut when scarceh' opened, they last 
ten days in water. pg,. pj^j 

Alba. Finest pure white $0 10 

Favorita. Rosy lilac 10 

Splendens. Rich dark purple. .. 10 
Chameleon. Pale yellow, chang- 
ing to rose 10 

Suaveolens. Yellow 05 

Imperial, Mixed Colors 10 

SILVER-LEAVED CENTAUREA 

(Dusty Miller) 

These are white-leaved perennial va- 
rieties, much used for ribbon borders 
and edgings of beds, not being allowed 
to bloom. Succeed anj'where. 

Candidissima. Entire plant silvery 
white. I^eaves much divided; flow- 
ers purple. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Gymnocarpa. Whole plant velvety 
white; leaves silvery gray, finely 
divided; flowers rose -violet. Pkt. 
ID cts. 




CARNATION SEED 

It is very interesting to grow 
Carnations from seed. The Mar- 
garet Carnations are especially 
adapted for outdoor culture, 
growing them as annuals from 
Seed sown in the spring. 
GIANT MARGUERITE. 
Without exception, these are 
the most abundant bloomers 
of all the Carnation Pinks. 
The flowers are of brilliant col- 
ors, ranging through many 
beautiful shades of red, pink, 
white, variegated, etc. : they 
are of perfect form and large 
size. Those sown in spring 
commence flowering in early 
summer, and continue to bloom 
in lavish profusion until check- 
ed bv frost. Pkt 10 cts., 3 
pkts.'25 cts. Perpkt. 

Crimson $3 10 

White 

Rose 

Striped 



10 
10 
10 




NEW DWARF LARGE- 
FLOWERING MAR- 
GUERITE. .\n improve- 
ment on the above in size 
of flower, dwarfer and 
more stockj- plants 15 

Finest German Double Mixed. Saved from extra choice 

named double flowers 10 

Double Early-flowering Striped. For borders 15 

Double Early-flowering Scarlet. For borders 15 

New Carnation, GIANTS OF NICE. A new giant strain 
of perpetual Carnations, introduced b)' a celebrated French 
specialist. It is unquestionably the finest of the perpetual 
class, attaining an immense size and beginning to bloom al- 
most as early as the Carnation Marguerite, and producing 
nearly 100 per cent double flowers with a large percentage of 
jellows. They are profuse 
bloomers, deliciously fragrant 
and contain a magnificent varie- 
ty of colors and markings. As 
the flowers last a long time after 
being cut, they will be found 
equally valuable to the florist 
and private gardener for open 

ground or pot culture 

3 pkts. 50 cts. . . 20 

THE GUILLAUD, or RI- 
VIERA MARKET. TheGiiil- 
laud Pinks bloom profusely in 
the summer and autumn from 
spring-.sown seed. The flowers 
are very large, of perfect shape, 
very fragrant. They contain 
flowers of clear yellow and oth- 
ers with yellow stripes 20 

CHABAUD'S GIANT FANCY 
PERPETUAL -FLO WE R- 
ING. The latest creation of a 
famous French specialist sur- 
passing all other Carnations in 
richness and variety of coloring. 
It has all the qualities of the old 
Perpetual Carnation, flowering 
continuously six months after 
sowing the seed. The immense 
double blooms frequently have 
fringed edges, some rich solid 
colors, otherstinted and blended. 
Veri' sweet perfume 15 



New Carnation, Giants of Nice. Pkt. 20 cts. 

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"Stokes' Standards" are always 10 be 
relied upon 



§^^QKB§' ^^STAND^^^ ^^EEDgl]] FLOWBfie> SEEDS 




COCKSCOMB (Celosia) 

Very interesting old-fashioned flowers, some varieties producino; 
the large Cockscomb of rich scarlet, others the beautifully plumed 
and richly colored varieties. The tall, plumed sorts should be planted 
in groups. Sow where they are to bloom, but transplant into rich 
soil about the time the combs begin to form, and the heads will be 
much larger, 

CRESTED {Celosia crisiata) Perpkt 

Dwarf Crimson. Large combs io 05 

Variegata. Crimson and gold 05 

Japonica. Ruffled scarlet combs 05 

Glasgow Prize. Immense crimson 05 

Queen of the Dwarfs, Only 8 inches high ; combs often 10 

inches across ; dark scarlet 10 

Empress. Mammoth bright combs, bronze foliage lo 

Cristata. Mixed 05 

PLUMED {Celosia spicata) 

Pink Plume. The flowers of this charming Celosia open of a fresh 

bright rose tint and 
the lower involucres 
change gradually to a 
silvery white, thus 
JJ^S^^^^ presenting to the eye 
'V^'j/^^^^l ^ most charming com- 
w A^^^^^H bination of color. The 
^^^^^^K^ \y /^^^^l elegant long-stemmed 
■.NjfjJ J^l^^^^k \ flowers preserve their 

\\fi^^^^^^Kk ^^^^H beauty even in un- 
favorable weather, 

'^'^Cfll^E^^'il y^^^^H^ ^^'^ excellent for 

b/^^^^^^ I^^H making up boucjuets, 

a ffJK-^-^ £V^^^^^ ''^ addition to 

" * ' *^ -"'^ -^"^^ this they are very suit- 

able for drying, and 
y^'Tf -''Ta^^m as the plant blooms 
4 foi" ^ very long period, 

r/ii^^K ' ' equally valuable 

K ' ■ / '•>^^^H both for the open 

"U.->^ f^Ht » .v^^^H border and for culture 
Ml. W \|^^Q^*^^i^H|PB ''^ POt^s. Pkt. 10 cts. 
^^>~^i^^H^Bfra^^^',^B Ostrich Feather. This 
\V/^B new feathered Celosia 
t produces very large 

V plumes which are ex- 

quisitely curved and 
in exact resemblance 
_ , . . ^ , , to an ostrich feather. 

Celosia spicata (Pmk Plume) Pl^t- 10 cts. 

Thoripsoni magnifica. The grandest strain of Cockscomb, with 
feathery plumes, yet introduced. Truly wonderful plants for the 
garden or pots. Our mixture includes every shade from golden- 
yellow to blood-red. 2 feet. Pkt. 10 cts. 

COSMOS 

One of our favorite fall flowers. The newest varieties have added 
much to its beauty. Should be planted in broad masses or along 
borders, against evergreens or fences. Start the seed early in the 
house or frame, transplanting to the open ground. If topped or 
pinched back when half-grown, the plants will bloom earlier and be 
in better sliape. Perpkt. 
Mammoth Perfection. A vast improvement over the old 
sort ; flowers double the size, the petals being broad and over- 
lapping, forming a perfectly round flower. Fine for cutting 
for bouquets and vases, keeping several daj's in water, and 

lasting outdoors until cut down by frost. Mixed $0 10 

Mammoth Perfection, Pure White 10 

" " Pink 10 

" " Crimson 10 

Dawn, New Early Dwarf Large-flowering. More bushy 
and compact than tlie older varieties, and grows only about 
4 feet, while all others attain a height of 6 to 7 feet. The flow- 
ers are fully as large as those of the old sort, pure white, 
with a tinge of rose. They commence to bloom in July and 

last until frost 10 

Early Large-flowering Mixed 10 

Klondyke. Large-flowering golden yellow 10 

"Lady Lenox" Giant Flowering, Shell Pink 20 





Burbank's Hardy Delphiniums in the border 

Crotolaria Retusa (Indian Rattle Box) 

A beautiful low-growing bushy annual, with flowers of rich golden 
yellow, of true sweet-pea form. The leaves are dark green and the 
seed-pods when shaken produce a sound like a child's rattle. Pkt. 
10 cts., Hoz. 50 cts. 

DELPHINIUM (Perennial Larkspur) 

One of the most cxcjuisite blue-tinted flowers that we have. 
Burbank's Hybrids. A splendid strain of these noble plants 

with a great variety of colors and markings. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Giant Double Hybrids. Magnificent stately plants, growing 5 to 

8 feet high, witli great tliiwering spikes. Pkt. 5 cts. 

DIGITALIS (Foxgl ove j 

Particularly desirable for growing among shrubbery or in masses 
along walks or drives. In ricli soils the spikes attain a heiglitof 2 or 
3 feet. Seed sown outdoors in the spring and the seedHng trans- 
planted where they are to grow will make fine flowering stalks the 
next season. Perpkt. 

Mixed |o 05 

Gloxinioides, Mixed. Beautiful plants, well furnished with 
large gloxinia-like flowers of a great range of colors, with 
beautiful throat markings, spots and blotches of purple, 
maroon, etc 



05 



DAISY (Bellis) 

Perennials, but will flower the same season if sown early, 

it is preferable to sow in the fall, and winter the plants over 

frames. Very popular and desirable. 

Longfellow. Large; 
double: pink. Pkt. loc. 

Snowball. Large; 
double; white. Pkt.ioc. 

New Giant. Double ; 
mixed ; very large 
flowers. Pkt. 10 cts. 

The Shasta Daisy. 
The great white Moon- 
penny Daisy has long 
been considered one 
of our finest hardy 
perennials for perma- 
nent garden decora- 
tion. This variety is 
the latest, finest and 
most valuable of all ; 
it is hardy, of compact, 
bushy growth, bearing 
in profusion, through- 
out the season, single 
white daisy flowers of 
immense size, often 
more than 4 inches 
across, on stems i 'A to 
2 feet long. Pkt. 10 cts. 



though 
in cold- 




Mammoth Perfection Cosmos 



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DIANTHUS, or PINKS 

The family of Pinks is unrivaled for brillianc}- and rich varietj- of 
color, blooming profusely until late in the autumn, rendering them 
one of the most satisfactory of all our annuals for garden decoration. 
Height, about i foot. 



DOUBLE ANNUALS 



Per 

Cbinensis fl. pi. (China Pink). Large, double, fragrant flow- 
ers. .Mixed per oz., 25 cts. . .: 

Heddewigi diadematis fl. pi. (Double Diadem Japan Pink). 
Densely double flowers 3 inches in diameter ; beautiful tints 
of crimson, lilac, purple, outer edges fringed with white. 
6 inches per oz., 75 cts... 

Imperialis (Double Imperial Pink) " 40 cts... 

Laciniatus £1. pi. (Double Fringed Japan Pink). Large, 
double, showy flowers, with fringed edges ; various colors 
and beautiful!}- striped per oz., 50 cts. . . 

Mourning Cloak. Rich blackish velvetj' crimson, margined 
with pure white 

ROTAL PINK (Dianthus Heddewigi nobilis) . The flowers 
are verj^ large and the petals are frilled and fringed. The 
colors are of a deep yet very bright blood-red, then shade to 
carmine and pink and even white 

SALMON QUEEN. This beautiful double annual Pink has 
finely fringed flowers of a fierj- salmon-red, turning to a charm- 
ing salmon-pink as they get older. Plants are 10 to 12 inches 
high and bloom profusely throughout the whole season 

SINGLE ANNUALS 

Dianthus laciniatus nanus. New Hybrids. This is a grand 
new strain of the annual Finks, with laciniated or fringed 
petals. The flowers vary in shade from white to deep rose 
and even to purplish red ; are all tinged more or less with 
bright salmony red or salmonj- scarlet 

Crimson Belle. Magnificent large, single fringed flowers of 
lustrous velvety crimson 

Eastern Queen. Immense single flowers, beautifully fringed, 
marbled and suffused with carmine, rose, mauve and lilac... 

Snowflake. Snow-white, e.xquisitely fringed 

Laciniatus, Mixed Colors. Single fringed per oz., 40c... 

Heddewigi, Mixed Colors (Single Japan Pinks). A magnifi- 
cent strain, the flowers averaging 2 to 3 inches across, of many 
exqisite colors per oz., 40 cts. . . 

Salmon Queen. A new variety ; brilliant salmon color 

STAR PINK (Z>. slcllaris). This novelty represents a new 
class of the Chinese Pink. Eacli single flower has the form of 
a five- or si.x-rayed star, hence the name Star Pink. They 
bloom continuously from June to October, with a matchless 
display of color and variety of markings 

HARDY PERENNIALS 
Plnmarius (Pheasant's Eye). A beautiful single, hardy Pink, 

with fringed-edged white flowers, with a dark center 

per oz., 20 cts. . . 

Plumarius £1. pi. Double and semi-double varieties in beau- 
tiful colors 

Fine Garden, or Clove-scented Pinks (Hortensis Varie- 
ties). Beautiful double mi.xed colors... 



pkt. 

!o 05 



05 

05 



10 
05 

05 
05 



05 



NEW GRASS, or FEATHER PINKS 

The flowers of this new tj-pe are very large and double, with 
fringed edges, of many beautiful colors and have a sweet clove-like 
perfume. They bloom about two weeks earlier than the old-fashioned 
garden Pinks. The hardy perennial plants grow about 10 inches 
high. Pkt. 10 cts. 

FORGET-ME-NOT (Myosotis) 

These quaint little hardy perennials love cool, moist soils, and, like 
pansies, bloom most freely in the fall and early spring. Excellent 
for borders, edgings, or will bloom nicely in winter in a cool room 
in pots. Once established, thej- self-seed themselves. Sow in the 
spring in warm, sunny border. ^■^^ 

Palustris. The true Forget-me-not: beautiful blue 5o 05 

Dissitiflora. Large, blue flowers, compact and very early 10 

ALPESTRIS VARIETIES— 
Victoria. Of bushy habit; large, bright azure-blue flowers; 

very fine 10 

Pure White 05 

Blue 05 

Mixed 05 

Rose 05 

OBELISK VARIETIES, These are of upright, pillar form, 
10 to 12 inches high and verj- floriferous. 

Blue 10 

Pink 10 

White 10 



HOLLYHOCK 

Stately, old-fashioned perennials, but most beautiful when seen in 
groups or long rows, with a background of evergreen or shrubbery. 
Seed should be sown in .-^pril or May to bloom the next year, giving 
a foot or more space each way for development. An occasional 
spraying with Bordeaux mixture will help to keep down the Holly- 
hock rust, which is sometimes troublesome. 

NEW MAMMOTH-FLOWERING ALLEGHENY HOLLY- 
HOCK. The flowers of this new variety are so different from the 
old conventional ones that but for the similar habit of the plant it 
would not be taken for a Hollyhock. They are from 4 to 6 inches 
in diameter, ranging 
from semi-double to 
double, and finely 
frmged and curled. 
The colors are shell- 
pink, rose and ruby- 
red, a shade or two 
deeper at the center, 
and exquisitely tinted 
toward the edge. Pkt. 
10 cts., 3 pkts. 25 cts. 
CHATER'S PRIZE 
DOUBLE. A mag- 
nificent strain of 
pure double-flower- 
ing sorts. Per pkt. 

Red $0 10 

Pink 10 

White 10 

Yellow 10 

Salmon 10 

Crimson 10 

Mixed 10 

EVER BLOOMING 
ANNUAL HOLLY- 
HOCK. Til is new 
strain of Hollyhock re- 
sembles the old-fash- 
ioned perennial va- 
riety both in flower 
and habit of plant. 
They do not grow as 
tall as the perennials, 
but the flowers are 
very large and of many 
beautiful colors, both 
semi-double and 
double. They bloom 
in .^ugust and Sep- 
tember from seed sown 
in the spring in the 
open ground. Pkt. loc. 




Allegheny Hollyhock. Pkt. 10 cts. 



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gLlQKE^g ' Standard. SgED^ll flowei^ seeds 




GLOWING BALL 

(Kochia scoparia) 

We predict that this new annual 
plant will be very popular as soon 
as it is known. It is an annual 
and grows easily and quickly from 
seed sown in the open ground. It 
grows 2 to 2 54 feet high, with many 
slender branches pressed close to 
the main stem. A singular feature 
of this plant is that it always keeps 
a globular form, even when very 
small, a row of them making a very 
striking object all through their 
growth. They are a beautiful, light, 
feathery green until September, 
when the whole plant becomes a 
mass of small scarlet flowers, the 
bushy plant resembling balls of 
fire. They should be planted at 
least 2 to 3 feet apart each way , 
or, the seed can be sown in masses, 
as in tlie fall of the year a solid 
mass of them is very handsome. 
Very highly recommended Pkt 
10 cts., 3 pkts. 25 cts. 

LOBELIA 

A charming little plant, blooming 
quickly from seed and all through 
the season. Valuable for edgings, 
baskets and pots. Sow outdoors in the sprin 
to grow. 

COMPACT VARIETIES (Lobelia compacla). Compact plants 
4 to 6 inches high, forming little mounds of bloom. p^^ pj^f 

Crystal Palace. Rich blue $0 lo 

Mixed 05 

ERINUS, or TRAILING VARIETIES. Used for vases or 
hanging baskets or rockeries 
Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts. 



MARIGOLD 

Well-known annuals. Very ftee-flow- 
ering and of easy culture. The African 
varieties have large yellow or orange- 
colored flowers, and are adapted to large 
beds. The French are dwarfer in growth, 
with beautiful striped flowers, and are 
better suited to pot culture. 

AFRICAN p„pkt 
Eldorado. Flowers 3 to 4 inches 
in diameter, perfectly and ex- 
tremely double. Every shade |o 05 

Large African. Very large; 

orange, brown and yellow 

oz. 15c. 




Glowing Ball (Kochia scoparia) growing at Floracroft. Pkt. 10c. 

where the plants are 



MIGNONETTE 

(Reseda) 

Sow in pots or boxes undei 
glass in February or March. Pot 
off the seedlings to make good 
plants for bedding out in April. 
Again sow outdoors in April and 
about every few weeks for succes- 
sion, and you will have exquisite 
bloom, with fragrant flowers, un 
til frost. Per pkt 
Sweet-scented. . .oz., IOC. . .$0 o; 
Golden Queen. Golden yel- 
low 

Machet. Very compact 
fine for pot culture ; red. . 

per oz., 60c. . 
Gabrielle. Large spikes of 
red flowers; very fragrant: 

fine for pot culture 10 

Miles* Hybrid Spiral. 

Pure white 05 

Giant White Spiral 

per oz., 25c.. . 
Red Victoria. Dwarf, 
branching habit; very sweet 

red flowers 

Allen's Defiance. Im- 
mense spikes, 12 to 15 inches 

long ; very fragrant 10 

Red Goliath. Large spikes 6 to 8 mches long ; color fire-red, 
with rich green foliage; very fragrant , fine for cutting 15 



FRENCH 

Gold Striped. Double dwarf ; 
brownish red, striped golden yel- 
low 

Dwarf French Mixed . . oz. 15c. . . 

Little Brownie (Legion d'Hon- 
neur). Charming, compact little 
bushes. Flowers single, golden 
yellow, with large spot of crimson- 
velvet 

Gold Ring. This charming variety 
is a fine match to the old Legion 
of Honor in growth, height and 
free flowering qualities. In color 
it is dark velvety brown, each 
petal gracefully surrounded with 
a distinct gold ring. The compact, 
bushy plant blooms with a rich- 
ness and constancy that is sur- 
prising 3 pkts. 25c... 



05 



05 
05 




NIGELLA Love-in-a-Mist ) 

Miss Jekyll. From Messrs. Sutton & Son, the celebrated 
seedsmen of England, comes this new Nigella, or Love-in-a- 
Mist. It is a most attractive 
annual, growing easily from seed 
and having a great abundance of 
long-stemmed flowers, which are 
the most beautiful corn-flower 
blue, prettily set in its slender 
soliage. Sow in the open ground 
■n April 



NICOTIANA 



Sanderae. A novelty. Most showy 
and profuse-flowering garden, an- 
nuals giving a contmuous display 
of brilliant flowers through sum- 
mer and autumn ; easily grown 
trom seed, commencing to flower 
'n a few weeks from sowing, thriv- 
ing in a sunny position in any good 
garden soil. The plants, of branch- 
ing, bushy habit, 2 to 3 feet high, 
carrj' the flowers in clusters, the 
whole being literally ablaze with 
them, thousands being borne on a 
single plant during the season; 
the glorious effect in the garden is 
^unsurpassable 

Affinis. The popular free-flower- 
ing variety; fragrant star-shaped 
white flowers; annual; 3 feet 
high 

Affinis hybrida. New hybrids, 
producing an abundance of large, 
fragrant flowers of various colors, 
ranging from white to pink, red 
and violet 



05 



10 



05 



10 



05 



15 



STOKES' STANDARD 



Nigella, Miss Jekyll. 

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Pkt. 10 cts. 



means the best 
pendable kind. 



always. The de- 



WALTER^ p. STOKES 219 Market §ta-eet. PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 



NASTURTIUMS 



A marvelous range of new colors has been developed in this favorite flower, which is in constant bloom throughout the season, and if 
thesf- are kept well picked so that the plant cannot produce seed they will continue to flower until frost. No other annual flower seed will 
produce such a lavish profusion of bloom for so long a time and with the same small outlay of care and attention. Thin, poor soil, if possi- 
ble disintegrated rock, is the best soil, as this produces the maximum of bloom. Soils in which manure has been used heavily causes the 
plant to produce a heavy growth of leaves at the expanse of blossoms. They are also in such soils apt to rot oft in wet weather, especially if 
the plants have been left standing close to one another. You cannot have too many Nasturtiums. Plant them along fences, hedges or wher- 
ever it is desired to have a bunch of bright color. 




Tall, or Climbing Nasturtiums 

Besides their ordinary garden use for trailing over 
fences, trellises, stone walls, etc., these can also be 
grown as pot-plants for winter flowering, as screens, 
or as trailers fur hanging baskets and vases. 
STOKES' STANDARD TALL MIXED, or 
CLIMBING NASTURTIUMS. This mixture is 
composed of the finest and most distinct varieties 
grown in choice mixture, with the addition of the 
finest named sorts, including tlie Lobbianum varie- 
ties, the hybrids of Mme. Gunther, etc., and it is un- 
equaled in this class of Nasturtiums. (See page i6.) 
Large pkts. ioc.,oz. i5c.,2 0zs. 25c., Xlb. 35c., lbTSi.40. 

Perpkt. Oz. 
Jupiter. New giant-flowered, beautiful 

golden yellow 5o 05 

Chameleon. Various 05 

Dark Crimson 05 

Hemisphaerioum. Orange and pink 05 

King Tiieodore. Black 05 

Orange 05 

Pearl. Whitish 05 

Regelianum. Purplish \ iolet 05 

Moltke. Bluish rose 05 

Scarlet 0$ 

SctaUIingi. Yellow, spotted 05 

Vesuvius. Salmon; dark-leaved 05 

Mixed If lb. 20 cts. , lb. 65 cts. . . 



So 20 
15 
10 
10 



05 



Dwarf Nasturtiums 
Dwarf, or Tom Thumb Nasturtiums 

These have a neat, compact habit and attractive foliage, are not 
disturbed by insects, bloom in two months from seed, ancl most pro- 
fusely till frost. 

STOKES' STANDARD DWARF MIXED NASTURTIUMS. 

This mixture is composed of the choicest large-flowering named 
varieties and grown both in mixture and separate strains prop- 
erly blended. No mixture of Nasturtiums can exceed this in qual- 
ity and quantity of bloom. Large pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., 2 ozs. 25 
cts.. K lb. 40 cts., lb. §1.40. Perpkt. Oz. 

Aurora. Yellow, veined So 05 So 10 

Beauty. Yellow and scarlet 05 10 

Chameleon. Splashed with crimson, bronze and yellow 05 i5 

Coeruleo-roseum. Bluish rose 05 10 

Crimson 05 15 

Crystal Palace Gem. Yellow and carmine spotted. . 05 10 
Empress of India. Deep crimson ; fine dark foliage. 05 15 
Golden Cloth. Golden yellow leaves, scarlet flowers. 05 15 

Golden King. Golden yellow leaves and flowers 05 15 

King of Tom Thumbs. Scarlet 05 15 

King Theodore. Black, velvety 05 10 

Lady Bird. Yellow and red spotted 05 15 

Prince Henry. Light yellow, marbled scarlet 05 15 

Rose 05 10 

Ruby King. Dark red 05 15 

Spotted. Yellow with brown 05 10 

White, or Pearl 05 10 

Yellow 05 10 

Mixed ^ lb. 25 cts., lb., 75 cts. . . 05 10 



New Variegated-leaved Nasturtiums 

The leaves of these new Hybrid Nasturtiums do not 
grow so large as the common flowering Nasturtiums, 
but they present a most beautiful appearance, every 
leaf being variegated with white, green and yellow 
colors, but each leaf seems to dift'er from another so 
the plant presents a most varied aspect Most of the 
leaves are M to % white and yellow, others are mostly green but 
blotched and striped with yellow and white, others are mostly pure 
yellow with stripes of green. The flowers are large and full and of 
various colors from pale yellow to the deepest maroon. 
Dwarf Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts. 
Tall Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

Lobb's Nasturtiums ( Trapaolum Lobbianum, etc. ) 

This class is remarkable for the intensely brilliant colors of its 
flowers; which are a trifle smaller than those of other sorts. In mod- 
erately rich soil they climb high and bloom brilliantly. .Average 
height, 6 feet. Perpkt. Oz. 

Ivy-leaved. A fine new strain with dark green ivy-like 

leaves and beautiful laciniated deep scarlet flowers . . .$0 05 So 35 

Asa Gray. Yellowish white 05 15 

Fulgens. Dark scarlet 05 15 

Marguerite. Pale yellow, flushed blood-red 05 15 

Lucifer. \'t-ry dark scarlet 05 15 

Crown Prince of Prussia. Blood-red 05 15 

Giant of Battles. .Sulphur and red 05 15 

Primrose. Cream, with brown spots 05 15 

Crystal Palace. Scarlet 05 15 

Spitfire. Brilliant scarlet 05 15 

Lilli Schmidt. Scarlet 05 15 

Lilliput, Mixed 05 15 

Finest Mixed 05 15 

NEW CLIMBING NASTURTIUM, Hybrids of Madam 
Gunther. A strain of French origin, remarkable for the wide 
range of exquisite colors : striped and blotciied, mottled and varie- 
gated in the most f.intastic manner. Fine for porches, vases or 
trailing on the ground. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %\b. 30 cts., lb. $1. 



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g(TOKE§; g>TANDARB FLOWEI^ SEEDS 



PANSY The Favorite Flower 



For early outdoor bedding the seed is sown in August or September in a coldframe, setting the plants 2 to 3 inclies apart each way. In 
the spring three-quarters of them can be lifted out for bedding and the rest left to bloom in the frame, covering the blooming plants with 
sash and covering this in severe weather but giving plenty of fresh air on mild days. The spring sowing should be made early. Seed sown 
in a cool, moist place in June will give flowering plants for fall. If they come into bloom in the heat of sununer, the flowers will be small, 
but as the weather becomes cooler, the)- increase in size and beauty. Early fall sowings give the finest flowers. 



PANSIES IN MIXTURES 




STOKES' STANDARD MIXED PANSY is the finest strain 
of Giant Pansies it is possible to produce. It is a blend of all that 
is finest in Pansies from France, England and Germany It is 
absolutely unrivaled in range of magnificent colors, size and sub- 
stance. To this mi.xture I am constantly adding the newest novel- 
ties as they are introduced, and my customers can confidently 
rely upon getting all the finest it is possible to procure in this 
choice blend. Pkt. 30 cts., 2 pkts. 50 cts., J/soz. $1.25, oz. $7. 

Kingly Collection of Giant Pansies, Mixed. A most excellent 
strain, the same as has been sold for years by the late firm of 
Johnson & Stokes, and has given great satisfaction. Pkt. 20 cts., 
Ksoz. $1, oz. $5. Per pkt. 



Oiant Mme. Perret. A magnificent giant strain of rare ex- 
cellence; very early, vigorous and a rich combination of 

colors |o 20 

Giant Odier. Large blotched ; show Panics; extra 10 

Bugnot's Superb Blotched. Saved from a fine collection. . 15 
Giant Trimardeau. Choice mixed flowers of an immense 

size and beautiful colors 10 

Cassier's Giant Blotched. Unsurpassed quality, rich colors 20 
Masterpiece. A magnificent giant variety, with curled petals 

and wide range of rich colors 15 

Orchid-flowered. New. Rare shades 20 

English Large-flowering. Fine mixed 10 

Fine Mixed 05 

Fine English Mixed 10 

NAMED GIANT SORTS 

Giant Adonis. Beautiful light blue 10 

Prince Bismarck. Beautiful brown shades 10 

" Striped. Very effective 10 

" Peacock. Ultramarine-blue, claret and white ; extra.. 10 

" Emperor William. The best blue 10 

" Parisian. Stained; great diversity of gay colors; 

mostly five-blotched flowers ; fine 10 

" Fire King. Golden yellow, upper petals purple 10 

" Lord Beaconsfield. Purple, white petals 10 

" White. With purple eye ; beautiful 10 

" Yellow. With dark eye; very fine 10 

" King of the Blacks 10 

" Golden Queen. Pure yellow ; no eye 10 

" Dark Blue 10 

" Snowflake. Pure white ; extra 10 

" Hortensia. New. Red shades 10 

" President Carnot. White, with violet blotches 10 

" Five-Blotched Yellow (Pres. McKinley). Beauti- 
ful golden yellow ; each petal containing a large red- 
dish-brown blotch 25 

NAMED SORTS IN SEPARATE COLORS 

Per pkt. 

Azure -Blue $0 05 

Belgian Striped 05 

Black (Faust) 05 

Bronze 05 

Emperor Frederick. New. Dark red 05 

Emperor William. Ultramarine-blue 05 

Fire Dragon. Fiery orange and bronze 05 

Fire King. Golden yellow, upper petals purple 05 

French. Large-flowering ; finest mixed 05 

Gold Margined 05 

White. With eye 05 

Yellow. With eye 05 

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Type of Stokes' Standard Pansy 



NAMED SORTS IN SEPARATE COLORS, continued Per pkt. 



Lord Beaconsfield. Deep purple-violet So 05 

Prince Bismarck. Beautiful golden bronze 05 

Quadricolor, or Pheasant's Eye (Rainbow). Beautiful .... 05 

Snow Queen. Satiny w hite 05 

Striped and Mottled. Large-flowered 05 

Meteor. New. Bright brown 05 

Peacock. LHtramarine-blue, deep claret and white 05 

Red Victoria. New. Very fine 05 

Red Riding Hood. Red ; free bloomer 05 

White. Pure 05 

Yellow. Pure 05 

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PETUNIA 



POPPY (Papaver) 



One of the easiest grown annuals. Can be sown where they are to 
grow or can be started in a coldframe and transplanted for earlier 
bloom. Seed of the double varieties should be verj- carefully sown, 
as thej' are less vigorous, and be sure that you save all of the weak, 
est, poorest seedlings, as thej- probablj' are the best double flowers 

SINGLE PETUNIAS (For Bedding) Perpkt. 
Dwarf Inimitable. Dwarf plants, 6 to 8 inches high ; flowers 
cherry-red, with a white center ; splendid for edgings, mass- 
ing, etc $o ID 

Striped und Blotched. Extra strain 05 

Alba. White; suitable for cemetery 05 

Choice Single Mixed per %oz., 20c... 05 

Snowball. A new ver}' dwarf Petunia. Its well-shaped, beau- 
tiful satiny white flowers cover the whole plant with one mass 
of bloom. Adapted for bedding or pot 
culture. Pkt. 10 cts. 
New Star. Dwarf ; resembling a 
five-rayed star. Pkt. 10 cts. 

SINGLE LARGE-FLOWERING 
PETUNIAS 
Grandiflora vinosa. Large-flowering ; 

finest shade of color, beautifully veined. 

Pkt. 10 cts. 
Grandiflora fimbriata. A fine strain, 

with handsomel}' frilled and fringed 

flowers. Pkt. 20 cts. 
Yellow-throated. The flowers are very 

large and of perfect form, with abroad, 

deep yellow throat. Pkt. 20 cts. 
Giants of California. A California 

strain of incomparable beauty, size and 

lu.xuriance. The flowers are exquisitely 

niffied or fringed on the edges, and 

are enormous. Pkt. 20 cts. 

NEW GIANT FRINGED BLUE ( Pe- 
tunia hybrida grandiflora fimbriata 
coeriilea ) . An enormously large, deeply 
cut and finely fringed Petunia of an ex- 
quisitely delicate steel-blue color beau- 
tifully veined. Free-flowering and very 
desirable in every way. Pkt. 15 cts. 

New grandiflora fimbriata. Crim- 
son. A very showy variety ; the flow- 
ers are of immense size, finely fringed 
and a rich crimson color. Pkt. 20 cts. 

DOUBLE-FLOWERING PETUNIAS 
Double Mixed. Best large- flowering 

double in finest mixture. Pkt. 25 cts. 
Extra Large -flowering. Double 

Fringed. This extra-choice strain produces about 30 per cent 

of splendid double fringed flowers. Pkt. 35 cts. 

PHLOX DRUMMONDII 

The annual varieties should be sown in masses or ribbon beds. 
They are very easily grown from seed, giving a brilliant display of 
color. Sow as soon as the frost is out of the ground in tlie spring 
and for later blooming in Ma}-. For beds and massing nothing can 
surpass these beautiful annuals. They produce immense trusses of 
large, brilliant flowers of numberless hues throughout the summer. 
Handy annual ; i feet. Perpkt- 

Mixed Colors per oz., 50c. . .go 05 

Large-flowering, Mixed " 75c... 10 

New Dwarf Large-flowering, Mixed. Splendid for pot 

culture and ribbon bedding 10 

Star of Quedlinburg. The flowers of this striking novelty are 

distinct and star-like 3 pkts., 25c... 10 

Hardy Perennial Phlox. Fine mixed varieties 10 




Burbank's Santa Rosa Poppy 



Plants of Hardy Perennial Phlox. 



1 can fur- 
nish plants 

of these in choice assortment of colors with all the variations of 
markings, etc. Price. 15 cts. each. $1 50 per doz., postpaid. 



Following directly after the tulips, the Poppies give our gardens a 
season of profusion of bloom until frost. For beds and borders, with 
a background of green, they are very beautiful. Shirley Poppies are 
beautiful for cutting; taking them early in the morning while the 
dew is still on them, they will last easily all day in the house. They 
are difficult to transplant, so seed should be sown where they are to 
bloom. Sow thinly covering over lightly, and thin the plants to 
standing a foot apart. 

SINGLE ANNUAL POPPIES 
BURBANK'S SANTA ROSA. This is a new strain of the well- 
known Shirley Poppy. It has been developed by Luther Burbank, 
the "Wizard of Horticulture." In his description he says: "It far 
surpasses all other strains in size, variety and splendor of their 
color variations, with wonderful new shades of blue, lavender and 
salmon, never before seen in the Shirley Poppy." The petals are 
beautifully crimped, and a bed of them 
presents a sight that is worth going 
miles to see. Pkt. 10 cts., 3 pkts. 25 
cts., Vaoz. 50 cts. 
BURBANK'S NEW ICELAND. Al 
though the Iceland Poppy is a hardy 
perennial, they will bloom'the first sea- 
son from spring-sown seed, but this 
should be done as early in the spring 
as possible. The fragrant, elegant, 
crushed, satin-like flowers are pro- 
duced in never-ending succession from 
the beginning of June to October. T his 
new Burbank strain contains many 
new colors and shades, including blush, 
orange -rose, salmon, white, lemon, 
orange -striped, flecked, edged and 
blended in the most fascinatingfashion. 
Pkt. 20 cts., 3pkts. 50 cts., trade pkt. Si. 
RE-SELECTED SHIRLEY POPPY. 
An English clergyman has made a 
study of the Shirley Poppy, and by 
careful selection of the most beautiful 
flowers has bred a strain which is un- 
equaled for delicate beauty, having the 
finest flowers and most charming mark- 
ings. The seed I offer was grown from 
this extra re-selected seed at my Flora- 
croft Grounds, and is without excep- 
tion the finest strain of Shirle}- Poppy 
I have ever seen. Many of the flowers 
are semi-double, and if cut while the 
early dew is still on them, they will last 
until evening as cut-flowers. Pkt. 5 cts., 
^20z. 50 cts. 
Danebrog. Very showy variety ; large 
single flowers of brilliant scarlet, with 
a silvery white spot on each petal, thus 
forming a white cross. Pkt. 5 cts. 
Umbrosum. Richest vermilion, with a deep shining black Per pkt. 

spot on each petal, thus forming a black cross So 05 

Shirley. These charming Poppies range in color, extending 
from pure white tlirough the most delicate shades of pale 

pink, rose and carmine to deepest crimson 05 

Tulip Poppy (Papaver glancum). The plants grow about 14 
inches high and produce from 50 to 60 large flowers of daz- 
zling scarlet 10 

Fire Dragon. Flowers of brilliant deep scarlet, with black 

spots margined white ; 2 to iVi feet 05 

The Bride. \ beautiful variety, with very large, pure white, 
perfectly formed flowers. If cut when barely expanded and 

put in water, they will last a long time 10 

Single Mixed. Annual sorts 05 

DOUBLE ANNUAL POPPIES 
SNOWDRIFT. Pure snowy white ; extremely double flowers 

of perfect form and large size 05 

NEW WHITE SWAN. Immense size, very double, witli 

beautifully laciniated jietals and of the purest possible white. 05 
Mikado. Brilliant scarlet and white, with elegantly curved 

petals like a Japanese chrysanthemum 05 

Carnation - flowered. Splendid double -fringed flowers; 

mixed colnrs per oz., 20c... 05 

Peony-flowered. Large, showy, double globular flowers; 

mixed colors 05 



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STOKES' SWEET PEAS 

Never more popular than toda3^ and greatly improved over the old types. A good plan is to sow them in double rows, with a wire 
trellis or row of brush in between. The seed should be put in about 5 inches deep and 8 to 10 inches apart. Do not cover more than 2 inches 
deep at first, covering the vines by degrees as they grow until the trench is filled with soil. Sow just as early as the ground can be pre- 
pared, using bone-meal as a fertilizer. Keep them well picked and you will have bloom for a long time. 

New Race of Gigantic Orchid-flowered Sweet Peas 



MIRIAM BEAVER. A light sal- 
mon or clear apricot approaching 
a terra-cotta. Entirely distinct. 
Bold large fine flower. Pkt. 15c. 

W. T. HUTCHINS. Buff, with 
tint of pink showing a littledeeper 
at the edges, both standard and 
wings the same. Pkt. 15 cts. 

SENATOR SPENCER. Stand- 
ard maroon and violet, wings vio- 
let and indigo, both striped on 
white. Pkt. 15 cts. 

MARIE CORELLI. Rose crim- 
son, self-colored. Is the largest 
and finest variety of this shade of 
red. Pkt. 15 cts. 

AURORA SPENCER. A bril- 
liant orange - rose, striped and 
flaked on white. Of the finest 
Spencer form and of immense 
size. Pkt. 15 cts. 

OTHELLO SPENCER. Very 
deep pure maroon. Of the largest 
Spencer type with especially large 
wavy and drooping wings. Pkt. 
15 cts. 

AGNES ECKFORD. Very light 
pink, self color. One of the most 
delicate shades of pink ; medium 
large. Pkt. 10 cts., oz 20 cts. 

QUEEN OF SPAIN. Soft buff- 
pink, self -color, with standard 
very much curled. The tendrils, 
stems and caly.x are conspicu- 
ously tinged with brown. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 20. cts. 

MRS. COLLIER. Very light 
primrose, self-colored ; very large 
form. Pkt. 10 cts. 

EARL CROMER. Claret - ma- 
genta, self color. A new shade in 
Sweet Peas. Large size. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 15 cts. 

HORACE J. WRIGHT, Stand 
ard violet-maroon, wings violet; 
large size. A good dark variety. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 

COUNTESS SPENCER. A 
grand flower of finest form and 
most beautiful coloring, with the 
outer edges of the standard and wings beautifully crumpled or 
waved. The color is a silvery white, suffused with soft rose-pink, 
deepening at the outer edges. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

JOHN INGMAN. A magnificent new orchid-flowered sort with 
beautifully fluted flowers of gigantic size. They are a rich car- 
mine-rose, with wings of a deep rosy pink color. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
25 cts. 

HELEN LEWIS. Flower a beautiful orange-rose. The standard 
with the beautiful fluted effect is a rich crimson-orange color. Pkt. 
ID cts., oz. 25 cts. 

HELEN PIERCE. Of the same general type as above, except 
that the color is a xery bright blue mottled on pure white. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 20 cts. 

GLADYS UNWIN. A fine, bold flower with striking wrinkled or 
wavy standard and broad wings, in character like Countess Spen- 
cer, but the most lovely shade of pink. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 

PHENOMENAL. Another of the same type. Fine bold flowers, 
white in color, tinged with rosy lavender. The standards are pro- 
duced in pairs, being full and wavy. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts. 




Miriam Beaver. The latest and finest of the new Spencer types 



QUEEN ALEXANDRA. This 
new Sweet Pea is a very vigorous 
grower and must have plenty of 
room. The color of the flower is 
a bright scarlet-red self-colored. 
This and Henry Eckford are two 
choice varieties for exhibition. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts. 
HENRY ECKFORD. This is a 
h;indsome and distinct variety. 
The color is almost a clean orange 
self, the nearest to orange-yellow 
in any Sweet Pea. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
15 cts. 

SIBYL ECKFORD. The flower 
of this charming variety is not so 
large, but the plant is very robust 
and free flowering. The color of 
the flower is a rich apricot, shad- 
ing to a delicate blush-pink. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 
FRANK DOLBY. Pinkish 
mauve and lavender, open and 
wavy form of the Gladys Unwin 
type. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts. 
GEO. HERBERT. Of the same 
type as Countess Spencer. Bright 
rose- carmine ; large, open and 
wavy form. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20c. 

MRS. ALFRED WATKINS. 

Large, open and wavy form of the 
Gladys Unwin type. Standard 
pink shading to blush, wings blush 
shading to rose. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
20 cts. 

NORA UNWIN. Pure white and 
white seeded ; xery large, open, 
wavy form. One of the finest 
white varieties yet introduced. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 

PHYLLIS UNWIN. Light ma- 
genta-rose and carmine, large 
size, open, wavy form. Somewhat 
similar to John Ingman, but 
lighter. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts. 

WHITE SPENCER. The finest 
Sweet Pea ever offered. This 
novelty produces enormous pure 
white crinkled and waved flow- 
ers. The standard measures 2 
inches across, I'A inches in depth. The stems are long and strong. 
The strong, vigorous vines are nearly covered with bloom the en- 
tire season. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 60 cts. 
PRIMROSE SPENCER. A fitting companion for White Spen- 
cer. The strong stems never have less than three very large flow- 
ers to the stem. The color is a true primrose. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
25 cts., Klb. 60 cts. 
GIGANTIC ORCHID- FLOWERED MIXED. This mixture 
contains all the large orchid-flowering varieties. To the florist, 
the Sweet Pea. is a great favorite, and no one need hesitate about 
purchasing this mixture, as the best of care is taken to have all 
the colors of the beautiful crumpled waved varieties to blend. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

NEW CHRISTMAS, or WINTER-FLGWERING 

Xmas Pink. Pink and white. I Mrs. E. Wild. Carmine. 
Florence Denzer. Pure white. | Watchung. White, black seed. 
Each, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts,, 2 ozs. 60 cts. 



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WALTER^ p. STOKES 219 Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA,RA 





CHOICE SWEET PEAS FOR FORCING 

BURPEE'S EARLIEST WHITE. Burpee's Earliest White Sweet Pea 
blooms about a week and a half earlier than Jlont Blanc. It is a black- 
seeded variety. The plants grow from i6 to 20 inches high, and are con- 
tinually covered with tlowers, borne upon strong stems 6 to 8 inches long. 
If planted under glass they begin to bloom when 12 inches high. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

EARLIEST OF ALL. A new and entirely distinct strain developed from 
the Extra-Earl}- Blanche Ferry growing onlj- 18 to 24 inches in height 
■when in full bloom. It flowers fully ten da3-s m advance of E.xtra-Early 
Blanche Ferry, bearing a rich profusion of the beautifully tinted flowers. 
Standard bright rosy pink ; w-ings creamy white, suffused with pale rose. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

MONT BLANC. In this new varietj' we have a splendid companion variety 
for Earliest of All ; ten days to two weeks earlier than Emily Henderson. 
The plants grow onl}- 18 to 20 inches high when in full flower. The flowers 
are pure paper-white, of good size and generall)- three on a stem. Pkt. 5c., 
oz. 10 cts., M\b. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts. 

EARLIEST SUNBEAMS. An early forcing variety of short growth, very 
much like Mont Blanc, except that the color is a rich primrose. Pkt. 5 cts. , 
oz. 15 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. Sr. 

Stokes' Standard Mixed Sweet Peas. This is a combination or 

— — ^— ^— — — ^— ^— blend of the new Spencer 
or Orchid-flowering type which are separately described on page 63. They 
include many of the very finest varieties of this magnificent strain. Including 
the Spencer and Unwin types in the finest named varieties. Great care is taken 
to see that all the colors are represented, so that I believe, in Stokes' Standard 
Mixed, I am giving you the finest assortment of this favorite flower that it is 
possible to produce. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Jilb. .50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Stokes' Elite Mixture o f Sweet P eas. ™f mixture consists of 

— — the large-flowering named 
varieties that are given on the bottom of this page, and will make a very 
superior mixture. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 2 ozs. 15 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

Eckford's Large-Flowering Mixed Sweet Peas. ^Ws strain 

° — a 1 1 h o u g h 

not embracing the most recent novelties, contains a good assortment of the 
famous Eckford Sweet Peas. Pkt sets., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 45 cts., 
postpaid; by express, lb. 35 cts. 

DWARF CUPID SWEET PEAS 

Price of all Cupids, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., }4lb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. postpaid 
Prima Donna. Clear pink. Countess of Radnor. Lavender. 



Stokes' EUte Mixture of Sweet Peas 



Royalty. Dark rose, shading pink. 
Blanche Ferry. Pink and white. 
Boreatton. Rich wine-brown. 



Salopian. Crimson-scarlet. 
White. Pure white. 
I Mixed. 



NAMED SWEET PEAS 



ARRANGED ACCORD- 
INC TO COLORS 



Price of any of the following sorts, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Ulb. 20 cts., ^Ib. 30 cts., lb. 50 cts. 
WHITE 

Dainty. White, with pink edge 



Dorothy Eckford. Fine puie white; large 

Mont Blanc. New. Earliest-flowering white. 

Nymphaea. While, running pink; large, semi- 
hooded form. 

Shasta. Very large pure white. Far superior to 
Emily Hendei son. 

PRIMROSE-YELLOW 
Earliest Sunbeams. Rich primrose; early forc- 
ing variety. 
Hon. Mrs. E. Kenyon. Primrose. 
Queen Victoria. Light prim ose self-colored. 
Stella Morse. Rich primrose, flushed pink. 

ORAFGE-PINK 
Jeannie Gordon. 0>aM«e tiink. deeper veined. 
Evelyn Byatt. Standard scarlet-orange, wings 
rose-oranj^e. 

Miss Wilmott. Orange-pipk, veined with deeper 

shaile: \ ery large-flowering. 
Bolton's Pink. Orange pink, veined with rose. 

PINK 

Apple Blossom. Shaded pink and white. 
Countess of Latham. Delicate pink self. 
Hon. F. Bouverie. Standard and wings both 

dft-p pink at base, shading to light pink 
Lovely. Soft shell-pink ; large-flowtriiig. 
Marchioness of Cholmondeley. Cream, 

shaded and edged with pink. 
Prima Donna. The softest clear pink self. 

PINK AND WHITE 
Earliest of All. Pink and white; very early. 
Extra-Early Blanche Ferry. Pink and white. 
Modesty. Most delicate shade of pink and white. 



ROSE, or DEEP PINK 
Janet Scott. Deep bright pink. 
Lady Skelmersdale. Standard light carmine, 

shading to white, wings almost pure white. 
Majestic. New. Rich deep rose-pink self. 
Royal Rose. Standard rose, wings light pink; 
very large-flowering. 

ROSE-CRIMSON 

Mrs. Dugdale. Crimson-rose, self-colored. One 
of the largest-flowered. 

Prince of Wales. Rose-crimson, self-colored; 
flowers extra laige. 

Lord Roseberry. Rose-magenta, flushed crim- 
son ; large size. 

SCARLET AND CRIMSON 
Coccinea. Cherrv-red. 
King Edward Vil. Scarlet; very large. 
Prince Edward of York. Standard crimson- 
scarlet, wings crimson ; extra large. 
Salopian. The best of the crimson-scarlets. 

MAROON 

Black Knight. Deep maroon, self-colored. 
Duke of Clarence. Rich deep claret self. 
Duke of Sutherland. Claret and indigo-blue. 
Othello. A verv deep glossy maroon self. 
Shahzada. Rich dark maroon shaded purple. 

PURPLE-MAUVE 
Captivation. Light purple-magenta. 
Dorothy Tennant. Rich rosy mauve self. 
Emily Eckford. Rosy mauve, changing lo an 

almost true blue. 
Admiration. Rosy mauve, on ground of light 

primrose. 

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BLUE AND PURPLE 



Captain of the Blues. Standard purple-blue, 

wings bright blue. 
Countess Cadogan. Standard light bluish pur- 
ple, wings clea' blue. 
Duke of Westminster. Standard clear pur- 
ple, wings purple with tint of violet. 
Mrs. Walter Wright. Reddish violet; very 
large. 

Navy Blue. Standard indigo and violet wings 
indigo, shading to navy-blue and bright blue. 

LAVENDER 
Countess of Radnor. Pale mauve or lavender. 
Lady Grisel Hamilton. Standard mauve, 

wings lavender ; flowers extra large. 
Lady Nina Balfour. Delicate light lavender. 

BLUE-, or LAVENDER-EDGED 
Lottie Eckford. White, shaded and edged with 

soft lavender. 
Maid of Honor. White, edged and shaded with 

light blue. 

VARIEGATED 
America. Crimson-scarlet striped on white. 
Aurora. Orange-rose, striped on white. 
Golden Rose. Primrose, striped and mottled 

with pink : \ ery large. 
Jessie Cuthbertson. Creamy white, striped 

w ith rose. 

Lottie Hutchins. Cream, flaked with pink. 
Mrs. Jos. Chamberlain. White, striped and 

flaked heavily with pale rose ; one of the laigest 

flowered. 




RICINUS (Castor-Oil Plant) 

Makes splendid center for a large bed, with cannas and caladiums 
planted around it. Excellent for sc reening unsightly buildings. Sow 
the seed in the spring where they are to grow. Perpkt. Oz. 

Duchess of Edinburgh. The stems and leaves are of 
a bright metallic bronze. Very decorative for large 

lawns or the center of small beds $o 05 $0 20 

Zanzibariensis. The leaves of this new variety attain 
a gigantic size, measuring 2 to 2K feet across, and in- 
clude light and dark green and coppery bronze colors. 05 15 

Gibsoni. Handsome deep red foliage 05 

Mixed. Many choice sorts 05 15 

SCARLET SAGE (Salvia) 

One of the most beautiful bedding plants. To be planted in masses 
or in borders in front of porticos or around beds of cannas, etc. Sow 
the seed in bo.xes or frames in March and set the plants out the 
latter part of May. Per pkt. 

Salvia Splendens (Scarlet Sage) $0 10 

" Patens (Blue Sage) 10 

New Salvia Splendens "Silverspot." The leaves have 
light sulphur or cream-colored spots of various sizes liberally 
sprinkled over them 10 

Clara Bedman, Bonfire. Very compact, with long, erect 
spikes of brilliant scarlet flowers. The finest salvia ever in- 
troduced, and by far the best for bedding and massing on the 
lawn per oz., $2. . 10 

Zurich (New Pot Salvia). This new Salvia is the most dwarf 
and compact growing variety, forming little oval bushes 15 
to 18 inches high, thickly studded w ith fine spikes of most 
brilliant scarlet flowers. Nothing can equal a beautiful bed 
of blooming Salvia, planting the Dwarf in the front row of the 
taller Salvia. Its brilliant effect is beautiful, and blooms from 
from July to frost 2 pkts. 25 cts., 1,000 seeds, 75 cts. .. 15 

Farinacea (The Silver Sage). It appears to run altogether to 
flower, hundreds upon hundreds of tall spikes of silvery lav- 
ender blooms rising from a dense mass of foliage during the 
entire season. Far handsomer is it indeed than almost any 
bedding plant we know of — there being no other of this collar 
grown. As isolated specimens it is also very showy 10 

SALPIGLOSSIS 

Very handsome annual, beautifully veined and pencilled flowers, 
look like velvet. Perpkt. 

Superbissima. The finest strain $010 

Grandiflora. Mixed 05 

STOCKS, TEN WEEKS 

These beautiful plants are unsurpassed for bedding, edgings, pot 
culture, house or conservatory decoration and for cutting. Sow 
under glass in March or April, transplantmg the seedlings when an 
inch high, and transfer to garden beds in May in good, deep, rich, 
soil, setting the plants i foot apart. Pgr pkt. 

Liargest Flowering Pyramidal Ten Weeks. The large 
double flowers are produced in great profusion, the spikes 
being compact, pyramidal, and the plants of a very neat habit 
of growth. I offer Blood-Red, Crimson, White, Pink, 

Blue, All Colors Mixed. Each fo 10 

Dwarf Wallflower-leaved, Mixed 10 

SnowDake. A fine variety, with very large and double pure 

white flowers 10 

Princess Alice (Cut-and-Come-Again). A perpetual-blooming, 

double, pure white; excellent for cutting 10 

Giant Crimson (Cut-and-Come-Again). A perpetual bloomer, 
similar to above, with large brilliant crimson flowers 15 

STOCKS, "BEAUTY OF NICE" 

A very conspicuous and handsome new winter Stock of quick 
growth, with flowers of very large size. If the seed is sown by the 
end of May the plants will bloom in September and continue to 
bloom during the winter. Per p^t. 

Pink $0 10 

Pure White 10 

Queen Alexandra. Delicate rosy lilac 15 

Almond-flowered. New 20 

Crimson King. New 10 

Beauty of Nice. The above colors, mixed 15 



Oz. 

$0 25 



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SUNFLOWER (Helianthus) 

Stately decorative plants, their golden yellow disks showing oS 
beautifully among shrubbery, and for backgrounds and screens. 
Some of the single varieties are exceeding!)' decorative. Sow the 
seed in the open ground in the spring, letting the plants stand 3 to 4 
feet apart each way. 

SINGLE SUNFLOWERS Per pkt. 
Stella. Beautiful single flowers of purest golden yellow, 

each with a black disk $0 05 

Seedlings of Stella. Of similar growth, with bright 

single flowers of several shades per %oz., 20 cts.. . 10 

Miniature [Helianthus cticumerifolitis). Covered with 

hundreds of brightest orange, small, single flowers; of 

of pyramidal growth, with bright neat foliage 05 20 

DOUBLE SUNFLOWERS 
Many-flowered {H. mulliflorus fl. pi.). Very orna- 
mental. Grows erect, 4 feet high, and at each leaf- 
joint a short stem is terminated with a handsome 

double flower 10' 20 

Californicus plenissimus. Extra large, double saf- ' 

fron-colored flowers 05 , 

Globosus fistulosus ( Dahlia Sunflower). Flowers very 
double and of medium size 05 

VERBENA 

Exceedingly useful for beds, borders, mounds or vases ; well 
adapted for window-boxes. For early spring bloom, sow the seeds 
under glass in February, soaking the seed a few hours in tepid water, 
and sow in seed-boxes, covering one-fourth inch deep and watering 
rather sparingly. Transplant to the open ground when it is warm. 
FLORACROFT MAMMOTH VERBENAS. My strain of these 
beautiful flowers is unexcelled. The individual flowers are very 
frequently larger than a silver quarter. The colors are rich and 
varied. per pkt. 

White, Scarlet, Pink, Purple, Striped. Each $0 lo 

Mammoth Mixed 10 

Fine Mixed 05 

Lemon Verbena (Aluysia citriodora) 10 

NEW MOSS VERBENA. This new strain of Ver- 
bena is not over 6 inches high, but branches and 
literally covers the ground. It is smothered with 
flowers of the true Verbena type all summer long. It 
is valuable anywhere but especially so for bedding 
and edging 10 

ZINNIA 

Very popular, easily-grown annuals, blooming abundantly and 
continuously throughout the entire season. Sow seed in the open 
ground, in the spring, where they are to grow. p^r pkt. 

Mammoth [Robusta plenissima). Large flowers, double and 

of striking colors ; bushy habit per oz. , 40 cts. . .$0 10 

Large-flowering Double Dwarf — Scarlet, Orange, 

White, Canary. Each 05 

Striped Zebra. A superb strain ; the petals being distinctly 

striped. Thev run through all shades known to the Zinnia. . 10 
Curled and Crested. Large flowers with twisted petals; 

great range of color 10 

Dwarf Varieties. Mixed per oz., 35 cts. . . 05 

Tall Varieties " 25cts. .. 05 



Oz. 
$1 50 
I 25 
I 00 




Large -flo-wering Zinnias 



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Stokes' Choice Seeds for Conservatory and House 

It is very fascinating work to raise these choice plants from seed, and many of the finest varieties can be easily grown in the house, with 
care and attention. For winter bloom the seed should be sown in shallow boxes or pans during the spring or early summer. The finer seeds 
must not be covered more than one-eighth inch deep and the soil pressed closely down over them. Never allow it to become bone dry. 
Some varieties are more surely started under a pane of glass and sheltered from the strong rays of the sun. As soon as the plants have two 
leaves, they should be transplanted into another pan or box, handling them verj- carefully. 

Pkt. 

CYCLAMEN, Bright Rose. With claret buds So 25 

Giganteam. Choice mixed 25 

Persicum. Choice mixed 15 

Papilio, or Butterfly, Beautiful fairy-like flowers, with 

crumpled and undulated petals 30 

Giganteum Rococo. A new type, with petals spread out 
fan-shaped. Very curious and strikingly beautiful. Mixed 

flowers '. 30 

FERNS. Greenhouse varieties, mixed 15 

GERANIUMS. Easily raised from seed, and if started early 
will bloom the same season. 

Zonale. Mixed 10 

Apple-scented. Very fragrant 10 

GLOXINIA. Charming greenhouse plants, with flowers of the 
most exquisite and gorgeous colors, beautifully spotted and 
mottled. 

Giant-flowered. Choice mixed sorts 25 

PRIMULA. These brightest and very free-flowering plants 
are most desirable for growing in the house during the win- 
ter months or for the conservatory decoration. Prefers a 
cool room : will bloom freely in a north window. 
Stokes' Standard Mixture. This is the finest Primula 

seed obtainable, embracing all of the best flowers 25 

Kermesina splendens. Rich crimson 25 

Alba magnlfica. Snow-white 25 

Peach Blossom. White, with pink 25 

Blue. Clear skj'-blue 25 

Rosea. A beautiful pink 25 

Striata. White and lavender 25 

Double Giants. A fine strain of double-flowering sorts 35 

Obconica. Lovely strain, bearing beautiful single flowers on 
long, slender stems. Is really an everblooming plant, pro- 
ducing clustersof flowers continuously throughout the3'ear. 15 

Grandiflora, Mixed 15 

Grandlflora rosea 15 

Grandiflora, Pure White 15 

Forbesii (Baby Primrose). Easily grown from seed, and 
throwing up late in the spring beautiful sprays of rosy lilac 
flowers in a seeminglj- never-ending profusion of bloom ... 20 
SWAINSONIA alba. Pure white. A popular house plant, 
resembling the sweet peas ; of easiest culture and ever- 
blooming. 2 to 3 feet 10 




Cineraria 

BEGONIAS, Single Tuberous-rooted. Magnificent flowers Pkt. 
of great substance and rich colors. Single blooms some- 
times measure 6 inches across, the flowers ranging through 
ivory-white to bronzj^ yellow, crimson, orange, red, rose 

and pink. Prefers shade 2 pkts., 25 cts. . .$0 15 

Tuberous-rooted Double, Mixed. Carefully hybridized, 

producing about 25 per cent of double flowers 25 

Rex Varieties. Very large ornamental leaves, great varietj- 
of markings 25 

CALCEOLARIA. Gorgeous plants, with pocket- shaped 
flowers; brilliant colors — 3'ellow, maroon and crimson, 
spotted and mottled in the most unique fashion. 
Hybrida grandiflora. A fine strain of the largest, most 
brilliantly colored and spotted flowers 25 

CINERARIA. Magnificent flowering plants for spring decora- 
tion of the conservatory or window-garden, ranging through 
all the shades of white, blue, violet and crimson, covering 
the plants with a sheet of b'oom. 

Hybrida. Large-flowering, finest mixed. Unrivaled 25 

Stellata. Improved hybrids. Beautiful pyramidal plants, 
with medium-sized, star-like flowers in colors of rose, white, 
carmine and blue ; an exceedingly decorative pot plant 25 

COLEUS, Fine Mixed. Large leaves 10 

CYCLAMEN. Popular 
free-flowering bulb- 
ous plants for house 
and conservatory 
culture, with bril- 
liant - hued flowers, 
poising airly above 
the foliage, flowers 
ranging from white 
to darkest crimson. 
Crimson Queen. 
Rich, deep carmine- 
red. Pkt. 25 cts. 
Pure White. With 
claret buds. Pkt. 
25 cts. 
Superb Cherry 
Color. Pkt. 25 cts. 
L a r g e - f lowering. 
Purest white. Pkt. 
Cyclamen 25 cts. 





Wild Flower Garden at Floracroft 



Wild Flower Garden Mixture 

These mixed flower seeds embrace more than a hundred varieties 
of such easj'-growing and pretty flowers as are suitable for forming 
a Wild Flower Garden. They are very useful for woodland walks, 
roadsides, railroad embankments, and for sowing alongside of fences 
and on untidy bare spotsof ground which are so frequently unsightly, 
and which, if properly cared for and kept free from weeds, can be 
made to produced a continual display of bloom during the summer. 
Best Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., !i lb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 



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CLIMBING VINES 




Asparagus Flumosus Nanus 



ADLUMIA (Allegheny Vine). A hardy climber, feathery foli- Pkt. 

age, rose-colored flowers; 15 ft $0 10 

AMPELOPSIS Veitchii (Boston Ivy). Valuable hardy climb- 
er, clinging to stone or brick walls ; dense foliage ; 30 ft 10 

ASPARAGUS plumosns nanus. A beautiful greenhouse 

climber, with fern-like 
foliage. Very largely 
used by florists for 

decorations 

per 100 seeds, 75c. . . 15 
plumosus robustus. 

Height 10 ft 

100 seeds, 75c. . . 15 
Sprengeri. A deco- 
rative perennial vine 
for vases and pots, 
withdroopingfronds 

4 feet long 

100 seeds, 50c. . . 10 
BALLOON VINE. 
Rapid-growing an- 
nual climber ; white 
flowers, followed by 
a balloon-like seed- 
pod ; 15 feet 05 

CANARY BIRD VINE ( Tropceolum peregrinum). Grace- 
ful annual climber, with yellow flowers ; look like a butter- 
fly ; 15 feet 10 

CLEMATIS. Hardy perennial climber. 

Flammula. Feathery white fragrant flowers ; 25 feet 05 

Paniculata. One of the finest hardy climbers. Fragrant 

white flowers; 30 feet peroz.,$i.. 10 

Jackman's Large-flowering Hybrids. Large flowers 3 

to 4 inches in diameter; white, purple, blue, etc 10 

Coccinea. Scarlet, tubular flowers 10 

COBAEA scandens. A beautiful, rapid-growing climber. 
Tender perennial, with bell-shaped flowers, green at first, 

changing to a beautiful deep violet-blue ; 20 to 30 feet 10 

CYPRESS VINE. A climbing annual, with fine, feathery 
foliage and pretty, star-shaped flowers. 

Crimson per oz., 25 cts.. . 05 

White " 25 cts... 05 

Scarlet. Ivy-leaved " 25 cts... 05 

Mixed Sorts " 25cts. .. 05 

DOLICHOS (Hyacinth Bean). Annual climber of rapid 
growth, with clusters of bean-like flowers ; 10 feet. 

Lablab. Mixed, white, red, etc 05 

Giant. Crimson wistaria-like clusters 10 

Purple Soudan. Purple stem, with beautiful, sweet pea- 
like flowers, white and rose in color; and following the 
flowers there come beautiful glossy, dark red seed-pods. 
Very ornamental 10 

GOURDS. Rapid -growing climbers, with beautiful orna- 
mental foliage ; also, the curious fruits are very useful ; the 
interior of the Lufta takes the place of sponges, dishcloths, 
etc. ; the egg-shaped can be used in place of the glass eggs 
in nests. There isn't any variety but what can be made 
useful if so desired. Cultivate the same as melons or 
squashes. Height from 8 to 15 feet. 

Dishcloth, or Luff a per oz., 25 cts. . . 10 

Dipper , Nest Egg, Sugar Trough, Hercules Club, Bot- 
tle, Mock Orange, Mixed per oz., 20 cts... 05 

HUMULUS Japonica (Japanese Hop). Rapid-growing an- 
nual climber, with dense foliage; 25 feet 05 

Japonica variegata. A beautiful variety of the above, 

with variegated foliage 10 

JAPANESE KUDZU VINE. This beautiful, very rapid- 
growing vine comes to us from Japan. It succeeds well in 
every part of the United States and grows with great lux- 
uriance. It is a most excellent vine for arbors or to produce 
a tropical effect by growing over low trees ; very valuable 
for growing on rough, rocky land or steep hillsides. The 
seeds are somewhat slow in germinating and a quicker re- 
sult is obtained from planting the roots. These are imported 
from Japan and are dry and not very satisfactory to handle, 
hence advise the planting of seed and waiting for the result. 

Seed Per 5^oz. 60 cts.. . 10 

Roots 25 cts. each, 5 for fi postpaid. . 

KENILWORTH IVY. A very neat climber, clinging to walls. 

Valuable for hanging-baskets, vases, etc 10 



LATHYRUS. Everlasting, or hardy Sweet Peas, 6 to 8 feet Pkt. 
high; large flower-clusters. Fine for rock work. 

Latifolius. Red; flowers a beautiful scarlet $0 10 

Latifolius albus. Pure white flowers 10 

Splendens. Fine, large, deep rose flowers 10 

Pink Beauty. Two lovely shades per oz., 20 cts. . . 10 

Crimson " 20 " .. 10 

Mixed Colors " 20 " .. 10 

MOONFLOWER ( Ipovicea grandiflora noctiflora). White- 
seeded Moonflower. Literally covered with thousands 
of immense pure white fragrant flowers, opening in the eve- 
ning or on cloudy days. With rich ground, water and sun 
the vines attain a height of 7.5 feet. Plants, 10 cts. each, by 
mail 15 cts 10 

MORNING-GLORIES 

IMPERIAL JAPANESE. Has great variety and infinite 
beauty of foliage, as well as size and beauty of flowers, 
varying through all rich colors, the latter varying from pure 
white to rose, crimson and carmine, through blues and pur- 
ples of every shade 3 pkts. , 25 cts. . . 10 

Japanese Single Fringed. These are beautiful, velvety 
fringed varieties. Colors of flowers almost indescribable.. 

Tricolor roseus. Rose-color, white center, yellow bands. . 

Major, Mixed (Common Morning-Glory ) oz., 15 cts... 



10 
05 
05 



DWARF MORNING-GLORIES 



Mauritanicus. Trailing plants for baskets ; blue 10 

Minor, Mixed 05 

MAURANDIA Barclayana. An annual half-hardy climber, 

6 feet, witli purple gloxinia-like flowers 10 

Mixed Colors 05 

PASSION FLOWER (Passiflora). Tender perennial vine 
f(ir greenliouse or summer garden. 

Coerulea. Large; violet and blue 10 

SCARLET RUNNER BEAN. Fine ornamental climber; 

makes a delicious edible bean Pint, by mail, 25 cts... 05 

SMILAX. A tender perennial climber, with small, glossy 
green leaves. Very beautiful ; used by florists for decora- 
tions per yioi., 15 cts. ; oz.,50cts... 10 

WILD CUCUMBER. A very rapid-growing climber which 
reaches a height of 30 feet in one season. Covered with beau- 
tiful clusters of white sweet-scented flowers, followed by 
prickly seed-pods; will reproduce itself from self-sown 
seed. Hardy annual per oz., 25 cts.. . 05 




Japanese Kudzu Vine 



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Flower Seeds, General List 



Per pkt. 

Abronia nmbellata. Charming an- 
nual trailer for vases, etc $o 05 

Abntilon. Large, bell-shaped flowers, 

richly veined ; tender perennial ... 10 

Acrocliniam. An everlasting for win- 
ter bouquets 05 

Adlamia cirrhosa (Allegheny Vine). 
See page 67. 

Adonis aestivalis. Garden annual 
with crimson flowers, featherj- 
foliage 05 

Ageratam. See page 55. 

Alyssnm. See page 55. 

Amarantas caudatas (Love-Lie.s- 
Bleeding). Garden annual; crimson 

flowers; height, 3 feet 05 

Tricolor (Joseph's Coat). Showy 
annual foliage plant ; leaves red, 
yellow and green ; height, 3 feet ... 05 

Ampelopsis Veitchii. See page 67. 

Antlrrhinam. See page 55. 

Aqailegia (Columbine). A hardy per- 
ennial. 

Chrysantha. Flower large, long, 
canary-colored spurs ; height, 3 feet. 10 

Coemlea (Blue Columbine). One of 
the most beautiful. Sepals blue, 
petals white ; height, 3 feet 20 

Skinneri (Mexican Columbine). 
Long crimson spurs, tipped with 
light green ; height, 3 feet 20 

Single Varieties Mixed 05 

Doable Varieties Mixed 05 

Long - Spurred Hybrids. These 
elegant and graceful Columbines 
are more effective and beautiful than 
any other variety. Long-spurred 
flowers of various colors. Of easy 
cultivation and are propagated by 
seed or by division of the roots. 
Arctotis grandis (African Daisy). 
One of the most beautiful and easily 
grown annuals in existence. The 
flower is white, with a blue center 
and a yellow band at the base of the 
petals 10 

Asparagus, Ornamental. See p. 67. 

Asters. See page 54. 

Balloon Vine. See page 67. 

Balsam. See page 55. 

Begonia (Tuberous-rooted). Page 66. 
Vernon. Red, waxy flowers, borne 
in great profusion ; foliage green, 
turning red 10 

Brachycome (Swan River Daisy). 
Dwarf-growing annual ; single blue 
or white flow-ers ; mixed 05 

Browallia. A charming annual. 

Speciosa major. \ free-flowering 
bedding plant. Large flowers of a 
most brilliant amethyst-blue, with 
white throat 10 

Bellis perennis. See Daisy, page 57. 

Cacalia (Flora's Paint Brush). A gar- 
den annual, with tassel - shaped 
flowers. Golden yellow and scarlet 
mixed 05 

Calceolaria. See page 66 

<Calendala, Orange King. Dwarf 
bushy annual ; rich orange color. 

per oz. 20 cts. . . 05 



Per pkt. 

Calendula, Lemon Queen. Large, 

light yellow flowers oz. 20c... $0 05 

Meteor. Double ; yellow, striped 

orange per oz. 20 cts... 05 

Prince of Orange. Glittering 

orange and yellow oz. 20 cts... 05 

Ranunculoides (Garden Marigold). 

Handsome double flow'ers 05 

Fine Mixed per oz. 15 cts... 05 

Calliopsis, Golden Wave. Showy 
garden annual ; golden yellow flow- 
ers; height, 2 feet 05 

Drnmmondii. Showy, free-flowering 
annual ; yellow, with a circle of crim- 
son-brown ; height, I foot 05 

Atrosanguinea. Dark crimson ; 

height, 2 feet 05 

Mixed per oz. 20 cts. . . 05 

Campanula, See page 55. 
Canary-Bird Flower. See page 67. 
Candytuft. See page 56. 
Cannas, Crozy's Dwarf Large- 
flowering Mixed oz. i5cts. .. 05 

Tall Mixed 05 

Carnation. See page 56. 
Castor-Oil Plant. See Ricinus, p. 65. 
Celosia. See Cockscomb, page 57. 
Centaurea. See page 56. 
Chrysanthemums. Single annual 
varieties. 

Double annual. Mixed 05 

Mixed Varieties 05 

Golden Wheel. Yellow petals, 
around a purple disk in the center , 

very striking 10 

Evening Star. Golden yellow flower, 
3 to 4 inches across ; choice for cut 

flowers 10 

Maximum. A choice hardy peren-"^ 
nial ; snow-white flowers ; valuable 

for cut bloom 05 

Cineraria. See page 66. 

Maritima ( White-leaved D u s t v 

Miller) '. 05 

Clarhia elegans. Charming annual ; 

large purple flowers 05 

Single Mixed 05 

Double Mixed 05 

Clematis. See page 67. 
Cleome pungens (Giant Spider Plant). 
A showy, rose -colored annual; 

height, 3 feet 05 

Cobaea. See page 67. 
Coleus. See page 66. 
Coreopsis lanceolata. Very beautiful 
hardy perennial ; lovely bright ■ 
golden yellow flowers on long stems. 10 
Cosmos. See page 57. 
Cockscomb. See page 57. 
Crotalaria retnsa. See page 57. 
Cyclamen. Sec page 66. 
Cypress Vine. See Climbers, p. 67. 
Dahlia. Although perennial, these 
flower from seed the first season if 
sown earlj-. 
Choice Double Varieties, Mixed 10 
Choice Single Varieties, Mixed. 10 
Choice New Cactus Varieties, 
Mixed 10 

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Per pkt. 

Datura cornucopia ( Horn of Plenty). 
Immense trumpet-shaped flowers, 
white inside, marbled with purple 

on the outside $0 10 

Golden Queen. Yellow flowers. 
Delphinium. See page 57. 
Dianthus. See page 58. 
Digitalis. See page 57. 
Dolichos. See Climbers, page 67. 
Dracaena Indivisa. A favorite plant 
for pots and vases ; narrow, long 

green leaves 10 

Fdelweiss. The charming white, vel- 
vet flower of Switzerland 20 

Eschscholtzia (California Poppies). 
.■\nnuals of easy culture. 

California. Yellow and orange 05 

Rose Cardinal. Rich, rosj- purple. 05 

Single Mixed. All colors 05 

Double Mixed. All colors 05 

Evening Primrose. Delicate pale 3-el- 

low flowers 05 

Everlasting Flowers — 
Acroclinium roseum. Double, 

bright rose flower 05 

Ammobium alatum grandiflorum. 

Large and pure white 05 

Gomphrena (Bachelor's Buttons). 

Various colors 05 

Helipterum. Golden yellow 05 

Helichrysum. Double ; various 

colors 05 

Rhodanthe. Rich assorted colors. . 05 
Xeranthemum. Brilliant flowers . . 05 
Four O'clock. See Marvel of Peru. 
Foxglove. See page 57. 
Gaillardia. Beautiful showy annuals. 
Picta Lorenziana. Double Finest 

Mi.ved 05 

Picta grandiflora. Large, rich 

crimson and yellow flowers 05 

Picta nana (Painted Lady). Crim- 
son, bordered with yellow 05 

Geranium. See page 66. 
Gloxinia. See page 66. 
Godetia, Lady Satin Rose. Showy 
annual ; liriglit crimson, tinged with 

pale lilac flowers 05 

Bijou. Dwarf ; white flowers, with 

crimson spot on each petal 05 

Lady Albemarle. Dark crimson . . 05 

Choice Mixed per oz. 20 cts. . . 05 

Gourds. See page 67. 
Grasses (Ornamental). 
Coix lachryma (Job's Tears). 2 ft. 05 
Eriantbus Ravennae. \'ery orna- 
mental ; 10 feel 05 

Gynerium argenteum (Pampas 

Grass). 10 feet 05 

Purple Fountain Grass. V e r y 
decorative; plumes i foot long .... 10 
Grevillea robusta (Silk Oak). Beau- 
tiful fern-leaved foliage plant 10 

Gypsophila elegans. Charming for 
mixing in bouquets. Star-shaped, 
white and pink flowers, .per oz. 20c. 05 
Paniculata. Small white flowers 
Fine for mixing, particularly with 
sweet peas per oz. 40 cts. . . 05 



^TQK^^' ^TANDARjD ^^EDaTj FLOWEI^ SEEDS 



FLOWER SEEDS, GENERAL UST, continued 



Per 

Helianthas. See Sunflower. 

Heliotrope, Finest Mixed $ 

King of the Blacks. Rich dark pur- 
ple, deliciously fragrant 

Lemoine's Giant Hybrids. Very 
fragrant 

Hibiscus (Marsh Mallow). 
Africanns. Creamy yellow, with 

purple center 

Palustris. Large pink flowers 

CalifornicuB. Large white, carmine 

center 

Sunset. Very large yellow; fine... 

Hollyhock. See page 58. 

Humulus. See Climbers, page 67. 

Ipomoea. See Moonflower. 

Jerusalem Cherry. A very useful pot 
plant for winter decoration. It is of 
branching habit ; covered all winter 
with a profusion of bright scarlet 
berries ; small leaves. Very orna- 
mental ; I foot 

Kenilworth Ivy. See Climbers, p. 67. 

Kocbia scoparia. See page 59. 

Kudzn Vine. See page 67. 

Lantana. Tender perennial ; orange, 
white and pink flowers ; i to 3 feet. 

Larkspur, Emperor. Beautiful long 

spikes of flowers 

Dwarf German Rocket (Hyacinth- 
flowered Larkspur) 

Liathyrus (Everlasting Pea). See 
Climbers, page 67. 

Lobelia. See page 59. 

Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella). See page 69. 

Lychnis Cbalcedonica. Hardy an- 
nual; scarlet flowers 

Marigold. See page 59. 

Marvel of Peru (Mirabilis; Four 
O'Clocks). Pretty free - flowering 
annuals of easy culture. 

Mixed Flowers oz. 15 cts... 

White Tom Thumb. Snow-white 
flowers 

Matricaria ezimia fl. pi. ( Double 
White Feverfew) 

Maurandia. See page 67. 

Mesembryanthemum crystalli- 
num (Ice Plant). Beautiful for edg- 
ings ; flowers white, with ice-like 
foliage per oz. 50 cts. . . 

Mignonette. See page 59. 

Mimulus moschatus ( Monkey Flow- 
er or Musk Plant). Beautiful yel- 
low flowers 

Momordica balsamina ( Balsam Ap- 
ple) per oz. 20 cts. . . 

Charantia (Balsam Pear). per oz. 20c. 

Moonflower. See page 67. 



pkt. 

05 



05 
05 



05 



05 
05 



05 

05 
05 
10 

05 

05 

05 

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Per pkt. 

Morning-Glory. See page 67. 

Myosotis. See page 58. 

Nasturtium. See page 60. 

Nicotiana. See page 59. 

Nigella. See page 59. 

Passion Flower. See page 77. 

Pansy. See page 61. 

Petunia. See page 62. 

Phlox Drummondii. See page 62. 

Pinks. See Dianthus, page 58. 

Poppy, Annual. See page 62. 

Hardy Perennial Poppy. 

New Iceland Mixed. This new 
strain of hardy perennial Poppies 
will bloom the first season from 
spring-sown seed. The dwarf bushy 
plants are continually covered with 
medium-sized single flowers of va- 
rious colors from June to October; 

fine for cutting $0 10 

Orientale Hybrids, Mixed. Among 
hardy perennials these are unequal- 
ed for beauty in gardens and hardy 
borders ; height, 2 to 3 feet ; flowers 
immense, measuring 6 inches across 
and of various colors, such as sal- 
mon, fiery scarlet, rose, lilac, etc... 15 
Orientale. Dark scarlet, purple 
spots 10 

Portulaca. Charming annuals, bloom- 
ing profusely anywhere. Sow seed 
late. 

Finest Single Mixed. A large va- 
riety, of the most brilliant colors 
per oz. 30 cts. . . 05 

Double Rose • flowered Mixed. 

The most brilliant shades and 
choice flowers 10 

Primula. See page 66. 

Veris (Cowslip, Mixed). Early 

spring-flowering, hardy plant 05 

Vulgaris (English Primrose). Easy- 
growing hardy plant ; bright yel- 
low, fragrant flowers 05 

Pyrethrnmparthenifolium aureum 
(Golden Feather). Fine for edging. 

Hardy perennial per oz. 50 cts. . 05 

Roseum (Persian Insect Powder 
Plant). Yellow center, with pink 
rays; fern-like foliage 10 

Ricinus (Castor-Oil Plant). See p. 65. 

Rudbeckia (Golden Glow). A free- 
flowering perennial, grows from 4 
to 6 feet high and produces an 
abundance of bright yellow flowers. 10 

Salvia (Scarlet Sage). See page 65. 

Salpiglossis (Velvet Flower). Very 
handsome annual, beautifully 
marked and penciled flowers, with 
great variety of colors. Valuable 
for cutting. 



Per pkt. 

Fine Mixed |o 05 

Grandiflora. Large- flowering type, 

very rich in colors 05 

Superbissima. Magnificently rich 
and beautiful flowers; exquisitely 

veined 10 

Scabiosa (Mourning Bride). A hand- 
some border plant, producing in 
great profusion very double flowers 
in various shades and colors. 

Dwarf Mixed 05 

Tall Mixed 05 

Schizanthus, Mixed. A free-blooming 
annual with large curiously shaped 
flowers, beautifully spotted with 
crimson, lilac, purple and orange; 

fine for beds and cutting 05 

Sensitive Plant (Mimosa). Leaves 

close if touched 05 

Smilax. See Climbers, page 67. 
Stevia Serrata. Free-blooming plant, 
pure white fragrant flowers ; excel- 
lent for cutting 10 

Stocks. See page 65. 

Stokesia cyanea (Stokes' Aster, or 
Cornflower). Beautiful blue flowers, 
borne freely until frost iq 

Sunflower (Helianthus). See page 65. 
Sweet Peas. See page 63, 64. ; 
Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus). 
Choice Single Varieties, Mixed. 

per oz. 25 cts. . 

Choice Double Varieties, Mixed 

per oz. 75 cts. . . lO 

Choice Auricula-flowered. \'ery 
large flowers in splendid variety of 
colors, with white margins 10 

Thunbergia (Black-eyed Susan). 
Alba oculata. White, with dark eye 05 

Aurantiaca. Orange, dark eye 05 

Bakeri. Pure white 05 

Fine Mixed. Choice shades, .oz. 40c. 05 
Alata. Buff, dark eye. See general 

list 

Torenia Fournieri. Very useful or- 
namental plant for borders and 
baskets 

Tropaeolum (Canary Bird Flower). 

See Climbers, page 67. 

Verbena. See page 65. 

Violet, Single White. Hardy peren- 
nial 

Single Blue 

Wallflower. Hardy perennial. 

Choice Double Mixed 

Single Mixed per oz. 25 cts... 

Zinnia. See page 65. 



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FLOWER SEED 

Popular Collection of Flower Seeds, 25c. 

12 PACKETS EASY-GROWING ANNUALS 

For the convenience of those who would rather trust to my judg- 
ment and experience instead of selecting them themselves, the fol- 
lowing will be found a beautiful collection giving a continuous dis- 
play of flowers. Full cultural directions on each packet. Twelve 
easy-growing annuals for 25 cts., consisting of asters, sweet Alys- 
sum, balsam, candytuft, carnation, cosmos, mignonette, nasturtiums, 
petunia, pinks, poppies and sweet peas. 



COLLECTIONS 

De Luxe "Stokes* Standard" Flower Seed 
Collection, 50c. 

" Stokes' Standard " applied to flower seed means the same high 
quality as to vegetable seed. In the De Luxe Collection will be 
found the very highest types in the following choice popular flowers: 
" Stokes' Standard " asters, mixed, S. S. dwarf nasturtiums, mixed, 
S. S. tall nasturtium, mi.xed, S. S. pansy, mixed, S. S. single poppy, 
S. S. double poppy, S. S. mixed sweet peas Total Catalogue 
value 85 cts.; mailed complete for 50 cts. 




STOKES' SUMMER-FLOWERING BULBS 

Summer-flowering bulbs are of easiest culture, giving most beautiful bloom. The bulbs and roots offered below are all of blooming size 
and must not be compared with those so largely' advertised at ridiculously low prices. 

Dahlias, Cannas, Caladiums, Gladioli and Begonias are tender sorts and will not live out over winter, but can be taken up in the fall 
and kept in the cellar until the following spring. 

Peonies, Japanese Lilies, Iris, etc., are entirely hardy and will increase in strength and beauty from year to year. 



TUBEROUS BEGONIAS 

The tuberous-rooted Begonias are among the handsomest of our 
summer-flowering bulbs. They bloom continuously throughout the 
summer till frost cuts them Planted either in the rockery or flower 
border, they rival the rose with their rich and varied colors, ranging 
from the most delicate shades of white, j-ellow and salmon to the 
most striking crimson and scarlet. Give a location shaded from mid- 
day sun. 

Single. White, Scarlet, Crimson, Rose and Yellow. Each lo cts., 
3 for 25 cts., doz. 80 cts. postpaid ; by express, $5 per 100. 

Single. Choice Mixed. Each 7 cts., doz. 60 cts. postpaid; by ex- 
press, $4 per 100. 

Double. White, Scarlet, Crimson, Rose and Yellow. Each 15 cts., 

2 for 25 cts., doz. $1 50, postpaid. 
Double. Choice Mixed. Each 12 cts., 6 for 60 cts., doz. $1 postpaid. 



CANNAS 



No other plant is better adapted to our climate for outdoor bed- 
ding, and nothing, costing so little, excels them for masses and 
beautiful foliage, as well as the abundance of dazzling bloom in 
many shades. 

Crimson and Scarlet Cannas 

Improved Philadelphia. Bears splendid heads of rich crimson 
flowers the whole season ; handsome green foliage. Height 3 ft. 

Black Prince. Magnificent velvety flowers of a dark maroon, 
single blossoms frequently measuring 5 to 6 inches across. 4^ ft. 

Duke of Marlborough. The darkest colored Canna to date ; vel- 
vety maroon; finely shaped flowers in large trusses. 4 feet. 

Pillar of Fire. A giant in size. Fine for center of bed. Bloom 
crimson-scarlet on erect spikes. 6 to 7 feet. 

President Cleveland. Large flowers, bright orange - scarlet. 
3 feet. 

Price of above 6 sorts: 10 cts. each, SI per doz., postpaid. 1 each of 
the sets of 5 sorts for 40 cts., postpaid. 

New Giant Orchid - Flowered Cannas 

Allemannia. Enormous flowers; outer petals scarlet with broad 
yellow border, inside of bloom scarlet and dark red. 4 to 6 feet. 

Burbank. Flowers 6 to 7 inches across ; beautiful rich canary- 
yellow ; throat finely spotted crimson. 5 to 6 feet. 

Kate Gray. Flowers of large size, 5 to 5 inches across; a rich 
orange-scarlet, streaked with golden-yellow ; of great substance. 
6 to 7 feet. 

Pennsylvania. A fine orchid-flowering sort, the flowers of immense 
size and a pure, deep scarlet color ; foliage green. 6 feet. 
10 cents each, $1 dozen, the set of 4 for 35 cents 

Dark or Bronze-Leaved Cannas 

Black Beauty. Foliage large and massive, of richest bronze- 
purple, shading to almost black. 4 to 5 feet. 

Brandywine. Bronze-leaved ; large bloom, wine-red in color, and 
sometimes laced with gold. 4 to 5 feet. 

David Harum. Flowers of large size ; bright vermilion dotted 
with crimson ; extra-free bloomer ; foliage dark bronze. 3 feet. 

Evolution. Flowers rich golden yellow, with center of blush-pink; 
fine bronze foliage. 4 feet. 

Robusta. One of the most effective of all dark-leaved varieties, val- 
uable on account of its luxuriant dark bronze foliage. 6 to 8 feet. 
10 cents each, $1 dozen, the set of 5 for 40 cents 

Cannas — Sundry Shades 

Alsace. The nearest to a white Canna — pale sulphur-yellow, chang- 
ing to creamy-white ; dwarf ; profuse bloomer. 4 feet. 

Betsy Ross. Very fine pink flowers in large masses; compact and 
fine; dwarf and a strong grower. 2^ feet. 

Buttercup. Real bright buttercup-yellow ; large, handsomely 
formed flowers in fine trusses ; always clean and bright. 3 fe"et. 

Florence Vanghan. Petals of good substance; large yellow flowers, 
thickly dotted with bright red ; foliage green ; broad leaves. 4 feet. 
10 cents each, $1 per dozen, the set of 4 for 36 cents 



CALADIUMS (Elephant's Ears) 

A very effective plant and suitable for either a single plant on the 
lawn, masses in beds, or for margins of water, its leaves often attain- 
ing the length of 3 feet by 20 inches wide. First size, each 10 cts., doz. 
$1. Second size, each 15 cts., doz. $1.50 Extra-large bulbs, each 25 
cts., doz. $2.50, postpaid. 

THE SPOTTED-LEAF CALLA 

This magnificent Calla has glossy, dark green leaves dotted with 
numerous white spots. The flowers are pure white, with black cen- 
ters, and are very beautiful. The plants grow and bloom easily and 
freely in window or in open garden. Strong roots, 15 cts. each, 25 
cts. for 2, $1 per doz. 

CINNAMON VINE 

A highly desirable climber. The beautiful vine makes shoots some- 
times 25 feet or more in length and in a remarkably short space of 
time, and will quickly cover an arbor, trellis or veranda with a pro- 
fusion of handsome foliage and numbers of white blossoms. 5 cts. 
each, 25 cts. for 6, 40 cts. per doz., postpaid. 



DAHLIAS 



Cactus Varieties 

Mrs. Charles Turner. Clear, soft yellow ; extra-fine large flower. 
Kriemhilde. The most beautiful and popular Dahlia in cultivation. 

A brilliant pink, shading lighter to the center to a creamy white, 

changing to pure white. 
Winsome. A fine creamy white, of good size and perfect form. 
Countess of Lonsdale. Free bloomer ; beautiful flowers of a 

peculiar blending of salmon-pink and amber. 
J. B. Briant. Golden yellow, tinting to creamy j'ellow at tips of 

petals. 

Northern Star. Intense crimson-scarlet, fine cactus form. 

Decorative Varieties 

Blue Oban. Nearest approach to blue found in Dahlias. 
Catharine Duer. Iridescent crimson-scarlet ; fine. 
Lvndhurst. Bright scarlet ; large, full centers, long stems. 
Miss Nellie Stewart. Light center shading to pink at tips of petals. 
Miss Minnie McCulIough. Soft yellow overlaid with bronze. 
Henry Patrick. A grand pure white. 

Show Varieties 

A. D. Livoni. Soft pink ; fine 

Arabella. Pale primrose, shaded to old-rose and lavender. 
A. Pefferhorn. Rosy crimson. 

Lemon Beauty. Beautiful soft shade of lemon-yellow; long stems. 
Storm King. Pure white ; extra fine. 

Price of any of above choice Dahlias 20 cts. each, 3 for 50 cts,, or 
$1.60 per dozen, by mail postpaid; by express, at purchaser's ex- 
pense, 16 cts. each, 4 for 50 cts. or $1.25 per doz. 
Mixed, my choice of varieties 12 cts. each, $1 per doz. or $6 per 100. 



JAPANESE LILIES 



In the flower-garden Lilies rank iirst in importance. They are 
stately and beautiful, matchless in form and variety of color, while 
possessing the most agreeable perfume, and for general effect they 
have no rivals. Bulbs should be planted 6 inches deep in a well- 
drained, deep, loamy soil made rich with thoroughly rotted manure, 
and an inch of clean sand pl.Ti ed lUKlor and over the bulbs when 
setting. 

Auratum (Golden-rayed Lily of Japan.) Large Each Doz. 100 
pure white flowers, with crimson spots and a gol- 
den band through the center of each petal. Large 

bulbs •. $0 20 

Speciosnm rubrnm. White, spotted with rose . 20 

" album. Pure white; fragrant 20 

" Melpomene. Silvery white, spotted 

soft crimson . . .• 20 



$2 00 

2 00 
2 00 



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$12 00 
12 00 
12 00 

12 00 



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FLOWEI^NG BULBS 


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STOKES' SUMMER-FLOWERING BULBS, continued 



GLADIOLI 



Of summer-blooming plants for general gar- 
den decoration, the Gladioli are deserving of 
special attention. Requiring but little room 
for growth, they are exceedingly useful for 
planting among shrubbery in the border, 
while for massing in large beds, where a bril- 
liant and effective display is desired, they are 
invaluable. They succeed best in good loam, 
enriched with well-rotted manure. The bulbs 
should be planted about 3 inches deep and 
6 inches apart. 

Stokes' Novelty $1 Collection 

BERLINIA. Beautiful shell-pink, marked 

with strong carmine. Flowers extra-large. 
ELDORADO. Deep cream - yellow, lower 

petals spotted with maroon and black ; me- 
dium-sized flower. 
GENERAL DE NANSOUTY. Rich bluish 

purple, marked with vivid crimson and 

lemon-yellow. 
MEADOWVALE. A very fine white, tinged 

in the throat with crimson, and lower petals 

slightly marked with faini pink. 
NILREB. Dainty pink, blending almost to 

white, marked with a strong shade of same 

color. Flowers large. 
TACONIC. Bright pink, flecked and striped with shades of same 

color, markings of lower petals deep crimson, running into pale 

lemon-yellow. 

Price of each of the above Superb Gladioli 20 cts. each. $2 per doz., 
or one bulb each by mail, postpaid, for SI 

Ten Named Gladioli for 60 cts., postpaid 

These ten varieties, tested and tried, give a wide range of colors 
and markings. I will send the entire collection for 60 cents, post- 
paid. It will surely give you satisfaction. 

Angasta. Lovely pure white with blue anthers. Strong, straight 
spike often having two or three branches. 

Senator VoUand. Pure blue, dark violet blotch, with a yellow 
stain, striped blue. 

Brenchleyensis. Vermilion-scarlet; an old variety, but much 
planted on account of brilliant color. 

Eugene Scribe. Medium-sized, well-opened flower ; tender rose, 
blazed carmine-red. 

Gil Bias. Early-flowering plant of dwarf habit ; flowers salmon- 
rose with a red blotch of primrose ground. 

George Paul. Large flowers; deep crimson, slightly stained yel- 
low, spotted with purple. 

Prophetesse. Large; round, pearly white blooms with a conspicu- 
ous crimson throat. 

May. Lovely pure white flower, finely flaked bright rosy crimson ; 
strong spike. Good forcing variety. 

Mrs. Beecher. Beautiful deep rosy crimson. Large, well-opened 
flower, with white throat, freely marked. 

Snowbank. Fine spike of well-formed flowers, pure white, save 
for a slight strain of red at base of petals. 

Price of each of above fine Gladioli 10 cts. each, or $1 per doz., 
postpaid, or one bulb each for 60 cts., postpaid 

Gladioli in Mixture 

Single bulbs 6 cts. each 

Floracroft Mixture No. 1. A very choice strain of grand flower- 
ing sorts. Mostly light shades, very few red or purple. By mail, 
postpaid, 30 cts. per doz.; by express, $1 50 per 100, $12 per 1,000. 

Floracroft Mixture No. 2. Same as above but smaller bulbs. 
By mail, postpaid, 25 cts. per doz.; by express, $1 per 100, $S per 
1,000. 

Groff's Hybrid Seedlings. Flowers of largest size, finest form 
and highest quality, with colors in the most delicate tints and un- 
excelled brilliancy. By mail, postpaid, 40 cts. per doz.; by ex- 
press, $2.50 per 100, $20 per 1,000. 




Floracroft Mixture Gladiolus 



Each 
$0 10 



Blae 

Crimson 10 

Violet, White 
Border 10 



Gladioli in Separate Colors for 
Florists 

Shades of Pink Mixed. 35 cts. per doz., 
postpaid; gi.50 per 100, $12 per 1,000, by 
express. 

Shades of Red Mixed. 30 cts. per doz. , post- 
paid ; $1 .25 per 100, $ioper 1,000, by express. 

Shades of Orange and Yellow. 40 cts. per 
doz., postpaid; $2.50 per 100, j2o per 1,000, 
by express. 

Shades of Striped and Variegated. 40c. 

per doz., postpaid; $2.50 per 100, $20 per 

1,000, by e.xpress. 
Shades of White and Light. 35 cts. per 

doz., postpaid ; $2 per 100, $18 per 1,000, by 

express. 

Lemoine's Mixed. 30 cts. per doz., post- 
paid ; I1.50 per 100, $12 per 1,000, by express. 

GLOXINIA (Large-flowered) 

Magnificent for house culture, producing in 
great profusion beautiful flowers of the richest 
and most beautiful colors. They succeed best 
in sandy loam and peat, and require a moist 
heat. After blooming, dry off gradually, let 
the bulb remain in the pot without water, and 
keep in a warm place until they show signs of 
starting again. Good strong bulbs. 

Doz. 100 Each Doz. 100 

$1 00 «7 00 White So 10 $1 00 $7 00 

, ^„ i Red, White 

I 00 7 00 T»„_J 

' Border 10 i 00 7 00 

Spotted 10 I 00 7 00 

I 00 7 00 Mixed 10 I 00 6 00 



IRIS (Flower-de-Luce) 

Japanese. Perfectly hardy, beautiful flowers, all colors. Exqui- 
sitely mottled and veined. Bloom in July, and need a moist, sunny 
situation. 10 cts. each $1 per doz. 

German. These rival the orchid in variety of coloring, shape and 
shading. Perfectly hardy and adapted to all situations. Bloom in 
June. 10 cts. each, $1 per doz. 

LILY-OF-THE- VALLEY 

Selected 3-year-old Berlin Pips (sand-grown). For forcing, 25 
cts. per doz.; bundles of 25 for 40 cts.; $1 50 per 100, $12 per i,oqo. 
If wanted by mail, add s cts. per doz. for postage. 

Cold Storage Pips. We are prepared to offer Cold Storage Pips 
all through the summer season Price on application. 

SUMMER-FLOWERING OXALIS 

The bulbs, when planted about 3 inches apart, produce an un- 
broken row of elegant foliage and pretty flowers, and, as they bloom 
in a very short time after planting, furnish a neat and attractive 
border the whole season. 10 cts. per doz., 50 cts. per 100. 

PEONIES (Hardy Herbaceous) 

' These have become indispensable in every garden. They are all 
hardy and admirably adapted to our northern climate, growing in 
almost all situations, and even flourishing under shade trees. 
Festiva Maxima. The grandest of all white varieties ; a few 
small flakes of red near center Exceedingly rich and rare. Of 
large size and exquisite form. 60 cts. each, $6 per doz. 

Each Doz. 100 

Shades of Red jSo 20 $2 00 $10 00 

Shades of Pink 20 2 00 10 00 

Shades of White 20 2 00 12 00 

Mixed Sorts 15 i 50 8 00 

TUBEROSE 

Excelsior Pearl. We offer choice large-flowering bulbs at 5 cts. 
each, 6 for 20 cts., 35 cts. per doz., 25 for 70 cts., 100 for $2.50, by 
mail, postpaid ; by express, 25 cts per doz., 25 for 40 cts., 100 for 
$1.25. Largest size selected bulbs, by mail, at 5 cts. each, 6 for 25 
cts., 50 cts. per doz , S3 per 100, postpaid. If ordered shipped by 
express, purchaser to pay charges ; largest size selected bulbs, 
$1.75 per 100, 200 for $3.25, or $15 per 1,000. 



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219 Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA,PAl 

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NOVELTY ROSES 

Freiherr von Marschall. an outdoor Rose it has no su- 

perior. The flowers are large, 

beautifully shaped, double and full, borne in wonderful profusion 
all through the growing season. It is bright red, one of the brightest, 
if not the very best red Tea Rose in existence, fine, long, well-shaped 
buds. 25 cts., postpaid ; 2-yr., sects. 

Florence Pemberton. °f grandest of all new Roses 

for outdoor culture. It is a splendid 
grower, the bloom is perfection itself in way of shape and size, the 
color a lively pink, edged whiter. A refined flower that is both 
beautiful and fragrant, and will have many admirers. 20 cts. each ; 
2-yr., 40 cts. 

Wm. R, Smith, or Maiden's Blush. Have you ever seen 
'■ the blush of a beau- 
tiful maiden? If so, you will readily understand why this Rose has 
been so named. The soft blending of the salmon-pinks and the rose- 
pinks and the beautiful flesh tints in this Rose give a singular re 
semblance to the entrancing flush on a maiden's cheek. 25cts. each 
2-yr., 50 cts. 

Mad. Melanie Soupert. Large double flovyers ; fine salmon 

*- yellow, suffused with carmme 

freely borne on strong, branching plants ; quite hardy. 25 cts. each 
2-yr., 50 cts. 

The four for 75 cts., postpaid ; 2-yr., $1.50 

TEN EVERBLOOMING ROSES 




Frau Kail Druschki, a pure white "American Beauty" 



Killarney. A splendid hybrid tea, robust grower ; free, continuous 
bloomer. Brilliant, sparkling pink. 20 cts. each ; 2-yr., 40 cts. 

Maman Cochet. Flowers enormous, very full and of great sub- 
stance ; color rich coral-pink, shaded with rose ; deliciously sweet. 
15 cts. each ; 2-yr.. 35 cts. 

Madam Eugene Marlitt. We unhesitatingly pronounce this Rose 
to be one of the very best new Roses. Hardy, vigorous grower, 
constant bloomer; flowers large, very double and of a rich crim- 
son color, shading to lighter. 20 cts. each, 2-yr., 40 cts. 

Gruss an Teplitz. Entirely hardy here with the usual winter pro- 
tection. Flowers large, full and sweet, of a dark, rich, crimson 
color, shading to velvety, fiery red. 15 cts. each; 2-yr., 35 cts. 




Crimson Rambler Rose 



Clothilde Soupert. Flowers perfectly full and very fragrant, of 
beautiful creamy white, tinged with amber, deepening at center to 
bright pink. Sometimes both red and white Roses are borne on 
one plant. 

Hermosa. Popular variety ; double and fragrant ; clear bright pink. 
New White Soupert Rose (" Schneekopf " ). Beautiful cup- 
shaped petals, waxy white and sometimes tinged flesh-pink. 20 
cts. each ; 2-yr., 40 cts. 
La France. Buds and flowers of beautiful form and good size ; 

color fine peach-blossom, clouded with rosy flesh tint. 
Queen Scarlet. Bears constantly its rich, velvety scarlet flowers. 
Etoile de Lyon. Has fragrant, double golden yellow flowers. 

Prices of Everblooming; Roses, except where noted : 10 cts. each, SO cts. for 6, 
75c. lor set of 10, prepaid ; 3.yr.-old, 30c. each, $1.60 for 6, $2.50 for set of 10. 

HYBRID PERPETUAL ROSES 

Frau Karl Druschki (White American Beauty). Flowers perfectly double, white 

and very fragrant. 25 cts each ; 2-yr., 50 cts. 
Paul Neyron. Very double ; bright pink color ; hardy grower; free bloomer. 20c. 
General Jacquemihot. Bright, shining crimson, rich and velvety. 20 cts. each. 
Magna Charta. Extra large, full flowers, bright rosy pink; profuse bloomer. 20c. 
Prince Camille de Rohan. Very dark, velvety crimson, almost black. 20 cts. ea. 
Anna de Diesbach (Glory of Paris). Brilliant crimson-maroon; extra-large, very 

full and sweet ; an excellent bloomer. 20 cts. each. 
Gloire de Lyonnaise. A grand Rose ; nearest yellow of any hybrid perpetual : rich 

creamy white, tinged with orange. 20 cts. each. 

The seven for $1.10, postpaid ; 2-yr., $2.25 

EVER-BLOOMING CLIMBING ROSES 

Climbing Clothilde Sonpert. Strong, vigorous climber. Flowers beautiful creamy 

white, tinged with amber, deepening at the center to bright pink. 
Empress of China. Flowers soft daVk red passing to light pink. 
Climbing Meteor. Makes exquisite buds and flowers of true Jacqueminot red. 
Marechal Niel. Beautiful large golden yellow flowers, full, double and fragrant. 
15 cts. each, 40 cts. for the four; 2-yT., 35 cts. each, $1.10 for the four 

HARDY RAMBLER ROSES 

Crimson Rambler. No garden or yard should be without this showy Rose. 
Dorothy Perkins. Petals crinkled, of clear shell-pink, in immense clusters. 
Yellow Rambler. Blossoms in clusters of from 120 to 150. 
White Rambler. Flowers of a rosy white shading to pure white. 

15 cts. each, 45 cts. for the four ; 2-yr., 35 cts. each, $1.15 for the four 

BABY RAMBLERS 

CRIMSON BABY RAMBLER. Hardy, free bloomer, flowers bright crimson. 

IS cts each ; 2-vr., 35 cts. 
PINK BABY 'RAMBLER. .Similar to Crimson Rambler, only bright pink. 

2S Cts. each ; 2-vr., 50 cts. 
WHITE BABV RAMBLER. Snow - white, great bloomer. 15c., ea.; 2-yr., 35c. 

The 3 for 35 cts. postpaid ; 2-yr., 90 cts. 
NOTICE.— I send all 1-yr. Roaas postpaid; 2-yr. plants byaxprass at purchaser's axpansa 



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"SfoKE^§' jSTANDARfi ^EED|ni PPSES AND PI^NTg 



A PAGE OF CHOICE FLOWERING PLANTS 



7 Choice Carnations for 
60 cts. 

Marshall Red. A rich shade of crim- 
son-scarlet; highly perfumed. 15 cts. 

Enchantress. A grand pink, one of 
the finest and most wonderful bloom- 
ers. Color rose-pink. Strong, healthy 
grower, 15 cts.\ 

Red Sport, A rich shade of dark 
crimson. 15 cts. 

Eldorado. Golden yellow flowers, 
finely penciled with bright red; greatly 
admired. 10 cts. 

Prosperity. Large ; strong grower ; 
white, overlaid with rose-pink. 10 cts. 

Mrs. Hutchinson. A fine, new Carna- 
tion; white ground, beautifully shaded 
with pink. 15 cts. 

Queen. Fragrant; elegantly fringed; 
snow-white. 10 cts. 

For 60 cts. I will send the seven 
choice Carnations carefully packed 
and correctly labeled 



6 Grand Chrysanthemums 
for 55 cts. 



Victory. Very hardy, large, pure white 

flowers; free bloomer. 15 cts. 
Old Homestead. Large flowers, deep red, passing to terra-cotta ; 

hardy and free. 15 cts. 
Colonel Appleton. Immense ; rich golden yellow. One of the 

best. 15 cts. 

Mrs. McKinley. Deep, round, incurved flowers; rich, rosy terra- 
cotta. 15 cts. 

Edith Syratt . Rich, rose-pink; always sure to bloom. 15 Cts. 
Miss Minnie Bally. Bright pink, tinted with lavender ; very beau- 
tiful. 15 cts. 

The above choice, large - flowering Chrysanthemums 3 lor 
35 cts., or 6 for 55 cts., postpaid 

Hardy Pompon Chrysanthemums 

Tod Sloan. Bright shell pink. I Queen of Bulgaria. Violet-rose. 
Flora. Early; golden yellow. [Bouquet. Rich carmine-red. 

All of the above are 10 cts. each, by mail, postpaid, or the col- 
lection of 4 for 30 cts. 



5 Double Geraniums for 55c. 

E. H. Trego. Bright shining crimson 

flotets ; large. 
Jean Viaud. Finest pink, with white 

blotches. 

La Favorite. Elegant flowers of pure 
white. 

S. A. Nutt. The best ; dark, rich crimson. 
Beaute Poitevine. Bright salmon-pink ; 
All of the above are 15 cts. each, 2 for 
25 cts., or the 5 for 55 cts., by mail, 
postpaid 

4 Single Geraniums for 45c. 

Jacquerie. Extra-large, single dark vel- 
vety crimson flowers. 

Mad. Bruant. White ground, penciled 
bright rose. 

Granville. Clear rosy pink ; constant 
bloomer. 

Dryden. Very showy; glowing crimson, 
white center. 

All the above are 15 cts. each, 2 for 
25 cts., or the 4 for 45 cts., by mail, 
postpaid. 




Victory Chrysanthemum 



5 Finest Fragrant Winter- 
Flowering Violets 

Gov. Herrick. New. Large single 

blue flowers. 15 cts. 
New Double Russian. Perfectly 
double flowers, long stems; deep blue. 
15 cts. 

Princess of Wales. Extra large 
single flowers on stems 10 to 12 inches 
high. 10 cts. 
Lady Hume Campbell. Double; blue. 
10 cts. 

Swanley White. Best white ; double. 
15 cts. 

Collection of 5 of the above Violets 
45 cts., by mail, postpaid 

6 Choice Hardy Phlox for 
60 cts. 

There are no brighter flowers during 
the late summer and early autumn 
months than the hardy Phlox. 
Athis. Tall ; salmon-pink. 15 cts. 
Bridesmaid. White, large red eye. 
15 cts. 

Prime Minister. Blush, with crimson- 
maroon center. 15 cts. 
Eclaireur. Purplish crimson, light 
halo ; large. 15 cts. 
The Pearl. The best tall, pure white variety. 15 cts. 
Pantheon. The most beautiful pink. 15 cts. 



Climbing Vines 




WISTARIA, Chinese Blue. Tall-growing climber ; long, droop- 
ing violet-purple flowers. 20 cts. 
SWEET-SCENTED HONEYSUCKLE, HaUlana. Fragrant 
buff and white flowers. 15 cts. 
Golden-leaved. Sweet-scented. 15 cts. 
CLEMATIS paniculata. One of the finest hardy climbing vines. 
Flowers creamy white; fragrant. Small plants, 15 cts. each, by 
mail; extra 3-year-old plants, 35 cts. each, 3 for Ji, by express. 
C. Jackmani. Fine purple flowers. 25 cts. and 40 cts. postpaid. 
C. Madam Edouard Andre. Flowers 4 to 5 inches across, deep 

rosv pink or red. 25 cts. and 40 cts. postpaid. 
C. Hehryi. Elegant, large-flowered, rich creamy white; enormous 

bloomer ; very fine. 35 cts. postpaid. 
MOONFLOWER. Rapid summer climber. 

White. Riclily scented ; flowers open in evening. 
Bine. Exquisite blossoms, large, bell-shaped. 

15c. each, or the two (Blue and White) 
25 cts., postpaid 



American Wonder Lemon 



Shrubbery, Hardy 
Ornamental 

Japan Snowball Spirea, White 
Hydrangea pan. Weigela, Rose 
grandiflora Deutzia, White 

Spirea, Red 

15 cts. each, postpaid ; 2-yr. 25 cts. by 
express 

American Wonder Lemon 

It grows easily, requiring no special care; 
fruit large, frequently weighing three 
pounds each. Does well in the house 
20 cts. each, 3 for 50 cts. , postpaid; 2-yr. 
fruiting size, SOc. and 75c., by express 

Dwarf Otaheite Orange 

This dwarf Orange Tree begins fruiting 
at once, and bears flowers and lovely yellow 
oranges all the year round. 
15 cts. each, 3 for 35c., postpaid; 2-yr. 
fruiting size, 50c. and 75c., by express. 



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WALTEP^ p. STOKES 219 Market ^eet. PHIbADELPH][A,PA. 




STOKES' STRAWBERRIES 

NEW STRAWBERRIES 

Heritage. ^ seedling Strawberry, originated in Burlington Count}', N. J. Plant is very large, of heavy texture, persistent in propa- 

2 — gation, deep-rooted, free in fruiting; season, midseason to very late. The berry is dark, shining crimson in color to center 

carries an unusually large, heavy green calyx ; very large, tapering and regular, of delicious flavor ; being firm, it is a good shipper. I con- 
sider this a promising new variety. $i 
per doz , postpaid ; by express^ per 
doz., 50 cts. ; per loo, $i .50; per i ,000, $8. 

Great Scott. This is a cross be- 
— — — tween Bubach and 
Belmont, — great blood for size, beauty, 
yield and quality. The plant is perfec- 
tion itself. The foliage and fruit shine 
as though varnished, having no blight 
or rust. The fruit is of a bright scarlet 
color, turning crimson when verv ripe. 
Its season is from medium to late. 
Per doz., 50 cts., postpaid; by express, 
per doz., 35 cts ; per 50, Si ; per 100, 
$1.50 ; per 1,000, S7.50. 

~' ar- 
berry. I be- 
lieve this to be the best late Straw- 
berry ever introduced. In size it is 
uniformly very large and handsome, 
very richly colored and a delightfully 
flavored Strawberry for the table. Its 
healthy, vigorous growth is phenome- 
nal, sending out its runners until the 
ground is matted with them, and its 
great, deep-rooting qualities enable it 
to produce beautiful berries in a dry 
season when other varieties are fruit- 
less from this reason and coming 
after almost all other sorts are gone, 
it holds the late market to the grower's 
great profit. Per doz 40 ( ts., postpaid ; by fx;)rt*ss, per doz., 30 cts ; per io<3. So cts.; per 1,000, $5.; in 5,000 lots at $4 per i.oco,; 10,000 for S30. 
Oom Paul. T'^® Strawberry, Oom Paul, is a wonder. Stupendous in size and delicious in flavor, nice shape, elegant color, shipping 

' the best. Another strong point in favor of Oom Paul is that the last picking never runs sma" 
40 cts., postpaid ; by express, per doz. 30 cts.; per 100, 80 cts.; per 1,000, S5. 

CHOICE STANDARD SORTS 




Late Champion. 



Perfect bloomer. Per doz. 



William Belt. Berries large, conical, rather long, regular in out- 
line ; bright red, glossy; qualitj- good, moderately firm; plants vig- 
orous, healthy and quite prolific. It is of good quality, and will sell 
well in any fancy market. 

Nick Ohmer. Large, regular, dark, glossy red, firm and of 
excellent flavor ; very vigorous and productive. 

The Gandy. Late. Strictly fancy. The fruits are uniformly 
large, perfect in form and firm ; color bright crimson and as glossj- 
as if varnished. Quality superb ; delightful aroma, suggestive of both 
strawberries and peaches. Perfect-blooming. 

Glen Mary. Very vigorous, perfect-blooming plant. Enormously 
productive of large, bright, deep red berries. Light red clear to the 
center; sweet, rich and high-flavored Midseason. 



The Maximas. Perfect bloomer ; plant strong and robust Pro- 
duces two and four fruit stalks to a plant, well filled with very large 
berries. Berries conical, deep glossy scarlet; flesh pink, sometimes 
white at the center, verj- tender, of mild flavor. Late. 

Marshall. Midseason. For home use it is peerless. The first of 
the extra-large varieties to ripen, and, although of great size, the 
fruit is rarely misshapen. Color is a rich, glossy crimson. Perfect- 
blooming 

Saunders. Plant large, vigorous, free from rust, productive; 

fruit large, deep, glossy red, with sprightly flavor. Midseason. 

Success. Perfect bloomer. Early, large, fairly firm and of a 
bright crinson color. It is the best early berry we have yet fruited. 
If you want a large, early berry that will yield, plant Success 



Price of any of above 8 choice varieties, per doz. 40 cts., per 1 00 SI. 26, by mail, postpaid; by express, per doz. 25 cts., per lOO 

75 cts., per 1 ,000 S4. In I ,O0O lots we will assort varieties. 



BLACKBERRIES 



Ward. A new Blackberry of great merit. A very strong grower. 

The fruit is black throughout and very prolific, firm, and good for 

shipment, and of highest quality. Postpaid, each 10 cts., doz. 

85 cts.; by express, doz. 75 cts., 100, J3..S0. 
Erie. Hardy; p.odoctive; large and of good quality. Postpaid, 

each 10 cts., doz. 75 cts.; by express, doz. 60 cts., 100, $3. 
Kittatinny. Very large, medium to late. Not hardy north of New 

York City. Postpaid, each 10 cts., doz. 65 cts.; by express, doz. 

50 cts., 100 53. 

RASPBERRIES 

RED 

Miller. Large, bright red berry, holding size until end of season ; 

does not fade; small core, very firm. Postpaid, doz. 60 cts.; by 

express, doz. 50 cts., lOO S2.25, 1,000 $14. 
Cuthbert. The old standard and hard to beat; very productive ; a 

rich red, firm and good quality. Price same as Miller. 

A YELLOW RASPBERRY 
Golden Queen. Seedling of the Cuthbert. \"ery productive and 
hardy; large size, beautiful color and excellent quality. Postpaid, 
doz. 75 cts.; by express, doz., 65 cts., 100 S3, 1,000 $20. 



BLACKCAP RASPBERRIES 

Cumberland. Tlie business Blackcap. Fruit very large, wonder- 
fully productive and absolutely hardy. Early. Postpaid, each 15c., 
doz. 70 cts.; by express, doz. 60 cts., 100 S2.75, 1,000520. 

Gregg. The standard Blackcap. Profitable market sort. Postpaid, 
eacli 10 cts., doz. 50 cts.; by express, doz. 45c., 100 $2.25, 1,000 S14. 

CURRANTS 

Pres. Wilder. In size of bunch and berry, color and quality of 

fruit, tlie Wilder is much superior to Fay's Prolific. Postpaid, 

doz. Si. 15; by express, doz., Si, 100 SS. 
Cherry. Large red. Postpaid, 2-year, doz. Si.i,s; by express, doz. 

Si, 100 S5, 1,000 S35. 
Fay's Prolific. Postpaid, 2-year, doz. $1.15; by express, doz. Si, 

100 S5, 1,000 S35. 

GOOSEBERRIES 

Industry. An English sort. Fruit dark red, large and of good 
quality. Seasoa early. Postpaid, each 30 cts.; by express, each 
2.S cts., doz. S2.50, 100S12.50. 

Downing. Large, light green; suitable for family use or for market. 
Postpaid, each 25 cts., doz. $2 ; by express, doz. Si. 75, 100 $10. 



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j ^^lIQKE.§' ;Standaird g^EEPa^ | small fri^its,-tr^es 




FRUIT AND NUT TREES 




Gravenstein Apple 



APPLES 



48 



By express only. Plant 30 feet apart; 
trees per acre 

SUMMER 

Starr. Large, pale green fruit. Fruits 
young. Early; from July to September. 
Good for eating and cooking. 

Early Harvest. Early ; pale yellow ; fine 
eating. 

Sweet Bough. Large, pale yellow ; ten- 
der, sweet. 

Yellow Transparent. Skin clear white, 

changing to pure yellow when fully ripe. 

Tender, juicy, early. 
Hagloe. Large, early summer sort ; very 

productive ; good cooking Apple. 
Williams Early Red. Medium summer ; 

large ; good for eating or cooking. 
Red Astrachan. Large, crimson ; acid ; 

very early ; good cooker. 

AUTUMN 

Gravenstein. Large, yellow, striped, beau- 
tiful ; tender ; subacid : good market sort. 

Orange Pippin. Golden yellow; good 
size ; profitable. 

Maiden Blush. Large ; blush cheek. 

WINTER 

Baldwin. Bright red, crisp, juicy, rich ; 

productive. 
Ben Davis. Striped ; good late keeper ; 

quality poor. 
Newton Pippin. Greenish yellow ; fine 

quality; good keeper; juicy, crisp, delicious. 
Grimes' Golden. Yellow; high quality; 

rich and tender. 
Prices of any of the above Apples 35 cts, 
each, $3.60 per doz., S25 per lOO 

CHERRIES 

Black Tartarian. Large, black sweet and 
early. 

Oxheart. Large, light, with red cheek ; 
solid, meaty, excellent. 



CHERRIES, continued 
Napoleon B i g a r - 
reau. Very large, 
pale yellow, with 
red cheek. Juicy ; 
good flavor. 
Early Richmond. 

Red pie Cherry. 
Montmorency. 
Large, bright red, 
late. 

3 to 4 feet, 40 cts. 
ea., S4.50 per doz., 
S35 per lOO ; 4 to 6 
feet, SO cts. each, 
Sa per doz., S40 
per lOO. 

PEACHES 

By express only. Plant 
16 feet apart each 
way ; 170 trees per 
acre. 

Sneed. Large, beau- 
tiful red on sunny 
side ; flesh white ; 
very sweet and juicy . 
Triumph. The e a r - 
liest yellow freestone 
yet introduced. 
Large ; small pit. 
Crosby. Free dwarf. Fruit yellow, streak- 
ed crimson, with very small pit. 
Wonderful. Large, rich, yellow ; a good 

keeper; very late ; freestone. 
Mountain Rose. Freestone ; pink flesh. 
Oldmixon. Creamy white ; popular 
Stump the World. White, red cheek. 
Crawford's Late. Best late, yellow ; free. 
Late Heath Cling. Best white cling. 
3 to 4 feet, 20 cts. ea., SI.75 per doz., S lO 
per 100 ; 4 to 6 feet, 25c. ea., S2.60 per 
doz., S 1 2 per lOO. 



PLUM 



Satsuma. Japanese variety ; medium to 
large in size; color very dark dull red all 
over, with greenish dots. 

Ogon. Golden yellow, good quality, free- 
stone. 

Abundance. Rich yellow with blush-red 
clieek. Flesh deep j'ellow ; very prolific. 

Burbank. Orange - yellow, overlaid with 
red. Later than Abundance. 

Willard. Earliest Plum on the list. Medi- 
um size, round, dark red, splashed yellow. 

3 to 4 feet, 40 cts. each, S4.50 per doz., 
S35 per 100; 4 to 6 feet, 60 cts. each, 
S5 per doz., S40 per 100. 



PEARS 



By express only. Plant 15 by 20 feet; 145 
trees per acre 

Rossney. Two weeks after Bartlett, fine- 
grained, melting, juicy and of superior 
flavor. Skin yellow, with crimson blush. 

The Koonce. Very early and fine quality. 
Yellow, with red cheek ; spicy, juicy and 
sweet, free from blight. 

Clapp's Favorite. Large, early ; bright 
yellow. 

Bartlett. The old favorite. 

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PEARS, continued 

Le Conte. Bell-shaped ; pale yellow ; good 
to plant with Kieffer. 

Seckel. Small yellowish russet; rich, melt- 
ing, juicy. 

Kieffer. Very prolific, fine -looking, not 
good quality. Ripens in October. 

2-year, 4 to 6 feet, 40 cts. each, $4 per 
doz., S30 per 100; extra 3-year, SO cts. 
each, S4.60 per doz., S36 per 100. 



GRAPES 



McPike. Wonderful new black Grape. 

Very superior in quality. Perfectly hardy. 

Earlier than Concord. Bunches large ; 

berries mammoth. Fruit will keep lOO 

days on the vine in good condition. 
Moore's Early. Very early, large black 

Grape; skin thin, flesh sweet. 
Concord. The standard black Grape. Ber- 
ries large, skin thin. Tender, juicy, sweet. 
Niagara. The favorite white Grape. Very 

prolific. Handsome bunches, good shipper. 
Catawba. Dark red, medium-size berry; 

skin thick, flesh pulpy and of best quality. 
Delaware. Small, red berry, compact 

bunches, skin thin, but firm; juicy and 

very sweet. 
1-year-old, 20 cts. each, S2 per doz., S6 

per lOO; 2-year-old, 25 cts. each, S2. SO 

per dozi, S7 per 100. 

NUT TREES 

The culture of nuts has become very profi- 
table, and large orchards are being put out 
to good purpose. 

CHESTNUTS 

Alpha. Very early, large size. $i each, $io 

per doz., $75 per 100. 
Paragon. Later, large and fine. $1 each, 

$:o per doz., $75 per 100. 
Walnuts, Pecans, Shellbarks, Filberts, 

Almonds, Butternuts. 50c. ea. ,$5 per doz. 




McPike Grape 



af WALTER^ p. STOKES i 219 Market Street. PHIbADELPHIA,EA. 



TOOLS AND GARDEN IMPLEMENTS 




Horse-radish Grater 





$2. 



galvan- 



.25 ; 2oin., S3.50; 24-in. 



.50. 



"Reliable" Food Cooker 



Calf Feeder 



Asparagus Buncher, "Acme." Greatly improved over old style. 

Knife guard, strong catch, Si. 50 each, S16 per doz. 
Bee Hives, "Root's." No. i, dovetailed, S3-I5 each, set up; in flat, 

5 hives in crate, S10.75; 10 hives, S'9-5o. 
Xo. 5, 2-story hive, $4 each, set up ; in flat, 5 hives, Sii-So. 
Bee Section Boses. 80 cts. per 100, S5.50 per i 000. 
Bee-Comb Foundation. Medium Brood, 58 cts. per lb.; Light Sur- 
plus, 65 cts. per lb. 
Bee Smokers, "Cornell's" 85 cts.; "Clark's" 55 cts. 
Berry Press. No. i, S3.50 ; No. 2, S4-5o; No. iVz, 8:5.50; No. 3, S^-Sc. 
"Calf Feeders, "Small's." With rubber teat, S2. 
Calf Weaners, "Rice's." No. i, for calves, 30c.; No. 2, for heifers, 45c. ; 

No. 3, for cows (to prevent self-sucking), 6oc. If by mail, add 5 cts. 
Churns. Cedr.r Cylinder. 2gals.,$2; 4 gals., $2.50 ; 7gals.,$3. 
Cider Mills, " Buckeye." The best, strongest mill made. Junior, 

S12 ; medium, $16; senior, $21. 
Cookers. For cooking stock foods, or preparing lime, sulphur and 

salt spraying mixtures. 
"Reliable." For wood. 20 gal., $5; 35 gal., $8; 50 gal., $10; :oo 

gal., |i. 

Circular Steel Boilers. 36 gal., $10; 48 gal., $12. 
Corn Planters. Automatic hand. Si. 75. 
Corn SbeUers, " Red Chief." For box, S2. 

"Invincible." Single hole, S8. "Lightning." Two-hole, $15. 
Dibbles, For transplanting. Steel, 50 cts. ; brass, 60 cts. 
Drills, "Planet Jr." See third cover page. 

Egg Crates, "Perfection." 30 doz., $1.25 each, $13 per doz. ; fillers, 
per set 25 cts. 

Floral or Garden Sets. For ladies and children. 50 cts. to $1. 
Forks, Hay. 2-tine, 80 cts.; 3-tine, 90 cts. 

Spading. D-handle, 4-tine, Si. 10; 5-tine, Si. 35. 

Manure. D-handle, 4-tine, 85 cts.; 5-tine, 81-25. Long-handle, 4-tine, 
90 cts.; 5-tine, Si 10. 
Fruit Pickers. Wire, with brass eye, 35 cts. 
Fumigators, "Eureka." No. i. Si ; No. 2, Si-5o; No. 3. 

"Perfection." No. i, $2-75 ; No. 2, $3.25; No. 3, $3.75 
Garden Lines. 60 ft., 30 cts. ; 90 ft., 60 cts. ; 120 ft., 75 cts. 
Garden Reels, Iron, small, 65 cts.; galvanized, single, $1-25; 

ized, double, Si-75. 
Grindstones, " Farmer's." i8-in. 
Guards, for Trees. Wire, $1.25. 
Hoes. In variety. 
Half Moon. 3-in., 40 cts.; 4-in., 45 cts.; 5-in., 50 cts.; 6-in., 55 cts. 
Square. 6 in., solid shank, 50 cts.; 7-in., 55 cts.; 8-in., 60 cts. 
Bateman Field. 5'/<-in. blade, $1.10; 6K-in., S1.25 ; 8-in., Si-45- 
Hoe and Rake, combined. 4-prong, 50 cts.; 6-prong, 60 cts. 
Warren. Small, 65 cts.; large, 75 cts. 
Tomato Transplanting. Short-handle, 65 cts. 
Scuffle. English. 4-in., 50 cts.; 5-i"-. 55 cts.; 6-in. 

8-in., 75 cts.; 10-in., Si- 
Celery Hoes. For hilling celery. 14-in., $1.25. 
Horse-radish Graters. Steel pin. No. i, $6; No. 2, $7; No. 3, with 

lever tread, $1 1 . 
Knives, Asparagus. 30 cts. each, S3-25 per doz. 
Edging. For trimming edges of walks. American, 50 cts. 

8-in., Si. 50; g-in., fii.75. 
Budding, " Saynor's." English, i blade. Si. 35; 2 blades, $1.75. 
German, i blade, 75 cts. ; Ameri- 
can, I blade. Si ; 2 blades, Si-25- 
Pruning. English, i blade, $1.15- 

American, i blade, 60 cts. 
Pruning and Budding. 2 blades, 
Si 25. 

Plant Stands. Wooden, 3-shelf, $1.50; 

wire, 3-slielf, S3; 4-shelf, S3-75- 
Rakes. In variety. 
Steel. Short teeth, for walks. 14 

teeth, 40 cts.; 16 teeth, 50 cts.; 18 

teeth, 60 cts. 
Steel. Garden. 6 teeth, 25c.; 8 teeth, 

30c.; 10 teeth, 35c.; 12 teeth, 40 c; 

14 teeth, 45 c; 16 teeth, 50 c. 
Steel Bow. 9 teeth, 30 cts.; 11 teeth, 

40 cts.; 13 teeth, 50c.; 15 teeth, 60c. 
Hustler Lawn. Galvanized wire, 50c. 
Wooden, 40 cts. 

Automatic, self-cleaning, 26 teeth, 

70 cts.; 3S-tefth, Si. 
Lawn and Scarifying. 50 cts. 
Hay and Straw. 8 and 10 teeth, 30c. 
Root Cutters. No. 7, for poultry, SS- 
Banner. No. 20 SS 50; No. 15, S9-50. 
Saws, Pruning. i6-in., 75 cts.; l8-in., 
90 cts.; 20-in., Si-io. 

76 



65 cts. 



7-in. 70c. 



English, 




Hoes in Assortment 



gLljgI£E§/ Standard ^eedCI] genera supplies 




Scissors. Grape Thinning, English, $i ; Fruit and Flower Gatherers, hold 
after cutting, American, 25 cts.; imported, $1. 

Scythes, American, |i ; American, brush, 90 cts.; English, lawn, riveted 
back, $1.25; sneathe, or handle, 75 cts. 

Scythe Stones, " Darby," 10 cts. "Talacre," 15 cts. 

Seed Sowers, "Little Giant," $1.50. " Cahoon," S3.25. "Wheel- 
barrow," $y. 

SHEARS 

Grass Border. 8-in blade, $2; lo in., $2.50; with wheel, 8-in. $2.50, lo-in. S3 

Lawn. Two wheels, 9-in. blade, for cutting under fences and shrubs, $2.50. 

Perfection Pruning, 7-in., $2 ; 8-in., $2.25 ; g-in., $2.50. 

Grape Pruning. One size. 50 cts. 

German Pruning. 8-in., 50 cts.; 9-in., 65 cts. 

German. Small, nickel. $1. 

Lopping. Long handle. 75 cts. 

Waters* Tree Pruning. 4 ft., 75 cts.; 6 ft., 85 cts.; 8 ft., Si ; 10 ft., $1.15; 
12 ft.. j!i.25. 

Hedge, English. With notch. 8-in., $1.50; 9-in., $1.75: 10 in. S2. 
Sheep. For grass. 50 cts., and 75 cts. 



LONG HANDLE 



Each 



Ames, round point $1 35 

Imperial, round point i 00 

Jackson, round point i 00 

Imperial, square point i 00 



SHOVELS 

SCOOP E3,h 

No. 2, lo-inch mouth $0 90 

No. 3, ii-inch mouth i 00 

No. 5, 12-inch mouth I 15 

No, 6, 13-inch mouth i 20 



SHORT HANDLE 

Ames, round point $1 35 

" square point 1 25 

Imperial, round point i 00 

" square point 90 



SNOW SHOVELS 



All steel, long handle . 
All steel, short handle. 
Adams, wood 



POTATO SCOOP 

Wire, made of heavy steel wire, very substantial i 75 

Sickles, or Grass Hooks. American, 25 cts.; English, riveted back, 50c. 
Sieves. i8-in., any mesh. 75 cts.; 20-in., any mesh, 85 cts. 

SPADES Each 

Ames Steel $1 35 

D- handle i 00 

Long Handle i 00 

Nursery i 75 

Drain i 35 



SYRINGES, BRASS 



No. 
No. 



No. 
No. 



No. 



A. Barrel 12 inches long. One spray and one stream rose 2 50 

2. Barrel 13K inches long. One coarse and one fine spray and 

one stream rose 4 75 

10. Barrel 18 inches long. One coarse and one fine spray, and 
one stream rose, with patent valves and elbow joint 5 50 

G. Barrel 16 inches long. One spray and one stream rose, and 
elbow joint 4 75 

H. Barrel 18 inches long. Sheet brass. One spray rose 275 

Horticultural Zinc i 00 

" Brass i 50 

Thermometers. Tin, Japanned, 15 cts.; Hotbed or Mushroom, $1.50; 

Incubator, 50 cts.; Self-registering, $2.50. 
Tree Tubs. Cedar. No. o, 27-in., $5; No. i, 25-in., $4.50; No. 3, 21-in., 

S3. 25 ; No. 5, 18 in., $2.40; No. 7, 15 in., $1.75. 
Traps, " Olmsted " (Mole). The best, $1.50. 
" Out-of- Sight " (Rat). 20 cts. each, $1.50 per doz. (Mouse.) 10 cts. 
each, 25 cts. for 3, 75 cts. per doz. 
Trellis. In assortment of shapes and sizes. 25 cts. to $2. 
Trowels. 10 cts., 15 cts. and 20 cts.; steel, 35 cts., 40 cts. and 50 cts. 
Twines. Cotton, 30 cts. a lb.; Jute, 18 cts. a lb.; Flax, 25 cts. a lb. 
Watering Pots. Galvanized, short spout, 4-qt , 40 cts.; 6-qt., so cts.; 
8-qt., 65 cts.; lo-qt., 85 cts.; 12-qt., $1 ; i6-qt., $1.50. Tin, painted green, 
i-qt., 20 cts ; 2-qt., 25 cts.; 4-qt., 35 cts.; 6-qt., 45 cts.; 8-qt., 60 cts.; 
lo-qt., 75 cts. Heavy galvanized, long spout, 4-qt., $1.50; 6-qt., $1.75; 
8-qt.,S2; lo-qt., $2.25 ; 12-qt., S2.60. 
Water Barrel, Truck and Leaf-rack. i5^-in. wheels, $9.25; 2K-in. 
wheels, $10; 3K-in. wheels, $10.75. Large box for truck, $3. Leaf-rack 
for truck, $4.50. Sprinkler attachment, $3. 
Weeders, "Excelsior," 10 cts. Three Prong, 15 cts. "Lang's," 

25 cts. "Caeveland," lawn, 50 cts. 
Wheelbarrows. Wide tread. No. 3, $3.50 ; No. 4, $4 ; No. 3, iS4.5c. 
Wire. Galvanized. Per stone of 12 lbs.. No. 16, 85 cts.; No. 18, $1 ; No. 19, 
ti.io; No. 20, fi.15. 




English Riveted-back Scythe 



Pruning Saw 
77 




Hedge 
Shears 



Brass Sjrringe 





■S.U'.UtU.U .... ■ -' ' . -T- . ■, 

WADTEF^ P. STOKES 


219 Market §^eet, PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 





LAWN REQUISITES 



LAWN MOWERS 

STOKES' BALL-BEARING LAWN MOWER 

This is one of the best ball-bearing Lawn Mowers ever offered. 
The adjustment of both cones in the revolving cutter is accom- 
plished by means of one screw only, and the cones have a positive 
locking device, so that when once set it is positively prevented 
from getting out of adjustment. This is a really 
first-class mower, with 9-inch driving wheels 
and 4-bladed revolving cutter. It is made of the 
best crucible steel, dust-proof in the bearings 
and first-class in every particular. 

14- inch $7 00 

16-inch 7 50 

18- inch 8 00 

20- inch 8 50 

CONTINENTAL 
HIGH - WHEEL 
LAWN MOWERS 

High-class Machines 
Have a Reputation 

15- inch $12 00 

ly-inch 13 50 

19- inch 15 00 

21- inch 16 50 




Stokes' 
Ball-bearing 
Lawn 
Mower 



LAWN ROLLERS 

BOSS HAND LAWN ROLLERS 





Inches 


Inches 




Lbs. 




No. 


diameter 


long 


Section 


weight 


Price 


2 


15 


22 


3 


200 


$10 50 


3 


20 


16 


2 


225 


II 50 


4 


20 


20 


2 


250 


13 00 


6 


20 


24 


3 


300 


15 50 


7 


20 


24 


2 


300 


15 50 


8 


20 


30 


3 


350 


18 00 


9 


24 


20 


2 


400 


20 00 


II 


24 


24 


3 


450 


22 50 


12 


24 


30 


3 


500 


2.S 50 


14 


28 


24 


3 


500 


25 50 



Rubber Garden Hose 

Chicago Electric. inch. The 
best Rubber Hose made. Cut 
to any length, 18 cts. per foot: 
50 feet and over, 17 cts. per foot 

Other Makes. 10 cts., 12 cts. 
and 14 cts. per foot. 

LAWN SPRINKLERS 
Fonntain. All brass. Si. 25. 
Aetna. 24 inches high. $1.75. 




Boss Haad Lawn Rollers 



Aphis Punk. For fumigating. Box 60 cts., 12 boxes S6.50. 
Arsenate of Lead. For elm-leaf beetle and caterpillars. Lb. 25 

cts., 5 lbs. 90 cts., 10 lbs. Si. 70. 
Bordeaux Mixture (Liquid). By simply adding water and stirring 

it is ready for use. i qt. 40 cts., 1 gal. $1, 5 gals. $4. 50. One gallon 

will make one barrel liquid. 
Copper Sulphate. For early spraying and making Bordeaux. Lb. 

15 cts., 10 lbs. S1.25, 25 lbs. S2.50. 
Sterling Worth Fly Driver completely protects cattle and horses 

from all winged pests, i-qt. can (makes two gallons of Fly Driver) 

60 cts., 2-qt. can (makes four gallons) Si. 
Fir Tree Oil. For all insects, '^pt. 50 cts., pt. 75 cts., qt. Si-50, 

Kgal. S2.7.S, gal S5- 
Fir Tree Oil Soap. ;^-lb. can 25 cts., 2-lb. can 75 cts. 
Hellebore. For all insects. \i\h. loc, Hlb. 15c., lb. 25c., 5 lbs. $1. 
Kerosene Emulsion (Liquid). Concentrated, i cjt. 40 cts., i gal. 

Si, 5 ga's. S4-50. 

Lemon Oil. For all insects and scales. Mpt. 25 cts., pt. 40 cts., qt. 

75 cts , Hgal. Si. 25, gal. S2. 
Lice Paint, "Vigor." For lice on poultry, horses, cattle and 

hogs. i-qt. can 35 cts., 2 qts. 60 cts., i gal. $1. 



Paris Green. Jilb. 20 cts., lb. 35 cts. 

Rose Leaf Extract of Tobacco. A nicotine solution. Pt. 30 cts., 
qt. 50 cts., gal. S1.25, 5 gals. S4.25. 

Scalecide. For San Jose scale and all insects. Qt. 45 cts., gal. 
Si. 15. 5 gals. S3-75. 1° gals. S6.50, 50-gal. bbl. S25. 

Slug Shot (Hammond's). One of the cheapest and best powdersfor de- 
stroying insects. 5 lbs. 25c., 10 lbs. 5CC., 100 lbs. $4, bbl. (235 lbs.) 58.50. 

Sulphur, Powdered. For mildew. Lb. iocts.,5lbs. 4octs., 10 lbs. 
60 Cts., 50 lbs. $2.^0. 100 lbs. S4. 

Sulpho-Tobacco Soap. Exterminates all kinds of insects and 
vermin on plants, shrubs, sheep, cattle, dogs and poultry. Also 
destroys roaches, carpet bugs, moths, etc. 10c. and 20c. per cake. 

Sulphur Candles. For disinfecting rooms. 15 cts. each (postpaid 
25 cts. ), ?i per doz., by express. 

Tobacco Dust. Pure ground tobacco. Lb. 5 cts., 100 lbs. $2.50. 

Tobacco Stems. Per bale of about 250 lbs. Si. 50. ton Sio. 

Weed Killer. Excellent for cleaning gravel paths, drives and gut- 
ters of weeds, moss, etc. A great labor-saver. J^gal. 75c.,gal. S1.25, 
5 gals. S6, 10 gals. Si i. One gallon makes 50 gallons treating liquid. 

Whale Oil Soap. For washing trees and for insects on tender 
plants, i-lb. box 15 cts., 5 lbs., 10 cts. per lb. 



PUMPS AND DEVICES FOR SPRAYING 



I CARRY A FULL LINE OF 
SPRAYING APPARATUS 



'Cyclone 
Atomizer ' ' 
Sp r a y e r s. 

Made in tin 
and brass. 
Throws a 



Cyclone Atomizer Sprayer 





spray as fine as mist. Is adapted for the de- 
stroyingof every kind of 
insect. Very useful in 

spraying kerosene and lice killers in poultry 
houses ; also in spraying potatoes w-ith 
paris green water, and in gardens and vine- 
yards. Just what you want for spraying 
"Anti-Fly Pest" on your cows and horses in 
summer time to keep off the flies. Tin, 50c.; 
brass, Si. 

Little Wonder. Smaller size, 40 cts. 
Empire King Spray Pump. Will spray the 
largest orchards ; has two nozzles. Price, 
witliout barrel, S13; mounted on barrel, S16: 
mounted on barrel with 2K-inch tire wheel- 
truck, $21. Extra barrels, with trunions, 
S2.50. 

Empire King Pump Myers' Bucket Pump. For small trees or 
with Agitator bushes. $2.75. 



Ripley's [Whitewashing and Spraying 
Machine. Excellent and efficient. 

No. 6, S gallons S12 

No. 7, 16 gallons 15 

The Auto-Spray. Used by all the large 
fruit growers for spraying. It operates with 
compressed air; safe and efficient; liquid 
capacity, 4 gallons; pressure capacity 40 
pounds. Galvanized iron, S4.50 ; brass, 
S6.75. If .\uto Pop Nozzle is desired with 
the above add Si. Extension pipes for Auto- 
Spray, 2 feet long, 50 cts. 

Woodason's Powder and Spraying Bel- 
lows. 

Double Cone Powder S3 00 

Large Single Cone Powder i 75 

Small Single Cone Powder i 00 

Large Spray i 75 

Small Spray I 25 

Sulphur Powder i 50 

Legget Paris Green Guns, the Champion. 
For distributing insecticides, Paris green, 
etc. Will do the work more evenly and bet- 
ter than any other. Two rows of plants may 
be dusted at one time. $7. 




The Auto-Spray 



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'^IQK^^' (^EEPlTi GENERA SUPPLIES 




POULTRY, PIGEON AND BEE SUPPLIES 

I issue a special catalogue of these and will mail it on request 



MODEL INCUBATORS 

I am sole agent in this vicinity for the Model Incubators, manu- 
factured by Model Incubator Co., who are the pioneers of the arti- 
ficial hatching business, 
and these Model Incuba- 
tors are the result of their 
latest and best thought 
upon the subject. They 
are superior to all other 
makes, being self-regulat- 
ing, self-ventilating and 
require no extra mois- 
ture. They are also the 
most convenient and saf- 
est from danger of fire, 
and produce the strong- 
est chicks. The Model 
Incubator is the best In- 
cubator on earth. 

No. o, 8o-egg |i6 oo 

No. I, 150-egg 22 00 

No. 2, 250-egg 31 00 

No. 3, 360-egg 37 00 

Model 1910 No. 4, 412-egg 43 00 

MODEL COLONY BROODER. Size 3x6 feet. I15. 
MANN'S GREEN BONE CUTTERS— 

No. 5-C, with crank handle $6 00 

No. 5-B, with balance-wheel 8 00 

No. 5-BM, with balance-wheel, mounted on iron stand 10 40 

No. 7. The best size for a yard of 100 hens and over 12 00 

No. 9. Larger and heavier than No. 7. Hand-power 18 40 

"PHILADELPHIA" DRINKING FOUNTAINS— 

Each Doz. 
■■ $0 35 $3 50 
50 5 00 
• • • 75 7 50 
DRINKING 





No. I, 2 quarts. 
No. 2, 4 quarts. 
No. 3, 8 quarts 

BALTIMORE 



STONEWARE 



FOUNTAINS— Each 

1 quart $0 25 

2 quarts 30 

4 quarts 40 

8 quarts 65 

PITTSBURG PERFECT POULTRY AND GARDEN 
FENCE — Bale of 10 rods 

(165 feet) 

25 inches wide $3 25 

35 inches wide 4 25 

46 inches wide 4 75 

52 inches wide 5 00 

58 inches wide 5 50 

In comparing prices with ordinary poultry netting, remember 
these bales are 15 feet longer. 

COOPS, Brood, Shipping and Exhibition. Write for prices. 

CAPONIZING INSTRUMENTS. Full directions with each 

set. I2.25. 
TIN EGG TESTERS. 35 cts. 

POULTRY MARKERS, Philadelphia $0 25 

Reliable 25 

POULTRY LEG BANDS, Pliant. Copper and alumi- 
num 50 cts. for 50, 75 cts. per 100. . 

PIGEON LEG BANDS. Open German 

■' 20c. per doz., $1.25 per 100. . 

GAPE WORM EXTRACTORS 10 

GRIT AND SHELL BOXES. Small 50 

Large 75 

HEN NESTS. Wire 15 cts. each, I1.25 per doz. . . 

KNIVES, Poultry Killing. French 50 

Progressive 50 

THERMOMETERS. Incubator 50 

Brooder 35 cts. and 50 



POULTRY FOODS AND MEDICINES 

(Prices subject to change) 

"Vigor" Poultry Food. Manufactured by me. Fine for young 

or old fowls. Per 100 lbs. $2.50. 
"Vigor" Ground Beef Scraps. My own brand and a very choice 

article. Per 100 lbs. $3.25. 
*' Vigor" Egg Food. A great egg producer. Per 100 lbs. $2.50. 
" Vigor " Scratch Food. Mixed grains and seeds for poultry. 

Per 100 lbs. $2.25. 
Cyphers' Scratch Food. 50 lbs. $1.40, 100 lbs. $2.50. 
" Vigor" Pigeon Food. 50 lbs. $1.40, 100 lbs. $2.50. 
" Vigor" Laying Food. 50 lbs. Si. 40, 100 lbs. $2.50. 
Cyphers' Laying Food. 50 lbs. $1.40, 100 lbs. $2.50. 
"Model" Chick Food. 50 lbs. $1.50, 100 lbs. $2.y5. 
Cyphers' Chick Food. 50 lbs. $1.50, 100 lbs. $2. 75. 
»' Vigor" Developing Food. 50 lbs. $1.40, 100 lbs. $2.50. 
Chick Manna. For little chicks. 5-lb. pkg., 40c. ; 60-lb. case, $4.20. 
Ground Dried Blood. For poultry and ducks. 50 lbs. $2, 100 

lbs. $3.75- 

Cut Clover Hay. 100 lbs. $2.25, 500 lbs. $10. 
Pratt's Poultry Food. Pkg. 25 cts., 5 lbs. 60 cts., 12 lbs. I1.25. 
Clover Meal. loo lbs. $2.25. 
Conkey's Roup Cure. 50 cts. 
and $1. 

"Vigor" Roup Cure. Small, 

25 cts. ; large, 50 cts. 
Rust Haven Roup Pills. Box 

25 cts. 

F. P. C. Roup Preparation. 

y2\h. 20 cts., lb. 40 cts. 

"Vigor" Charcoal. 2-lb. car- 
tons 15 cts., 100 lbs. $2.50. 

Rust Haven's Climax Condi- 
tion Powder. Pkg. 25 cts. ; 
large size, 50 cts. 

Sheridan's Condition Powder. 
25 cts. and $1 . 

Madoc Gape Cure. 20 cts. and 
35 cts. 

Crushed Oyster Shell. 100 lbs. 

75 cts., 500 lbs. fe.25. 
Mica Crystal Grits. 100 lbs. 85 cts., 500 lbs. $3.75. 
Lambert's Death to Lice. 25c., 50 cts. and $1. 
Conkey's Lice Paint, i qt. 35 cts., 2 qts. 60 cts., i gal, $1. 
" Vigor " Lice Powder. 25 cts., 50 cts. and $1. 
" Vigor" Lice Paint, i qt. 35 cts., 2 qts, 60 cts., i gal. $1. 
" Vigor " Disinfectant, i qt. 50 cts., K-gal. can 90 cts., gal. $1.50. 
Spratt's Patent Dog Cakes. 3-lb. box 25 cts., 6 lbs. 50 cts., 25 

lbs. $1.75, 100 lbs. I6.50. 
Spratt's Patent Puppy Biscuit. 3-lb. box 30 cts., 5 lbs. 50 cts., 

25 lbs. $1.90, 100 lbs. $7. 
Salt Cat. For pigeons. Per brick 10 cts., doz. $1. 
Spratt's Dog Medicine. 50 cts. and 75 cts. 

BEE SUPPLIES 

Root's Hives. Set up $3 15, 

In fiat (bundle of 5 hives $10.75) 2 25 

Bee Section Boxes. Per 100, 80c.; 1000, $5.50. 
Comb Foundations — 

Medium brood. Per lb fo 58 

Thin brood. Per lb 70 

Smokers. 60 cts. and 85 cts. 
Hoffman Frames. 25 set up, $1.50; fiat, $1. 
Foundation Fasteners. 30 cts. and $1.25. 
Swarm Catchers. $1.25 complete; without pole, jfi. 
A B C of Bee Culture. Very complete book on bees, $1.50. 

Prices of other Bee Supplies furnished on application 





79 





WALTEIi^ P. STOKES 


219 Market Qtreet, PriIL>ADELPHIA,PA. 


7' 



INDEX 



Paeres 

Stokes' Novelties 1-9 

"Stokes' Standards" 10-12 

Vegetable Seeds — General List 13-44 

Stokes' Leaflet Essays Free 53 

Books for the Farm and Garden . . 53 

Vegetable Plants 45 

Tree Seeds 45 



Farm Seeds, Field Corn, Grain, etc. 

Fodder Plants, Millet, etc 

Lawn Grass Seeds and Mixtures . 

Grass and Clover Seeds 

Flower Seeds 

Bulbs ... 

Seeds for Conservatory . 



Pages 
46-48 
49,50 
51 
5Z 
54-69 
.70-71 
66 



Paees 

Climbing Vines 67-73 

Plants 73 

Small Fruits 74 

Fruit and Nut Trees 75 

How to Order and Liberal Premiums 

2d cover 



Vegetable Seeds 

PAGE 

Artichoke 13 

Asparagus 13 

Asparagus Roots 13 

£eans — 

Bush, Green-podded ....14 

Bush, Wax-podded 14 

Bush, for ShelUng 14 

Bush Limas 15 

Pole Limas 15 

Pole 14 

Beets, Garden 16 

Beets, Sugar 17 

Beets, Mangel Wurzels....i7 

Broccoli 17 

Brussels Sprouts 13 

Cabbage, Early 18 

Cabbage, Late 19 

Carrots 20 

Cauliflower 20 

Celery 26 

Chicory 17 

Chives 17 

Collards 17 

Corn Salad 17 

Corn 22-46 

Cress 17 

Cucumbers 23 

Dandelion 24 

Eggplant 24 

Endive 24 

Herbs 45 

Horseradish 30 

Kale 24 

Kohlrabi 24 

Leek 24 

Lettuce 26^27 

Martynia 25 

Melons, Musk 28-29 

Melons, Water 3-'-3I 

Mushroom Spawn 25 

Mustard 25 

Nasturtium 25 

Okra or Gumbo 25 

Onion, American 32,33 

Parsley 36 

Parsnips 36 

Peanuts 36 

Peas, Early 34 

Peas, Main crop 35 

Peppers 36 

Potatoes, White 37 

Potatoes Sweet 37 

Pumpkins 40 

Radishes 3^-39 

Rhuba rb or Pie- Plant 39 

Rhubarb Roots 39 

Rutabagas, or Swedes 44 

Sage... 4S 

Salsify, or Oyster Plant. ..41 



Vegetable Seeds, con. 

PAGE 

Spinach 41 

Squash 41 

Thyme 51 

Tobacco 51 

Tomato, Red 42 

Tomato, Pink Sorts 43 

Turnips and Rutabagas .... 44 

Lawn Grass Seed 51 

Permanent Pasture Grass 

Mixtures ... 51 

Roses 72 

Farm Seeds 

Barley 48 

Bean, Velvet 49 

Bean, Soja 49 

Broom Corn 48 

Buckwheat 48 

Clovers 52 

Corn, Field 46 

Corn, Kaffir 50 

Fruit Tree Seeds 51 

Grasses 52 

Millets 50 

Milo Maize 50 

Oats 47 

Peas, Cow 49 

Peas, Canada Field 35 

Rape, Dwarf Essex d9 

Speltz, or Emmer 48 

Spring Rye 48 

Spring Wheat 48 

Sugar Cane 50 

Sunflower 48 

Teosinte 50 

Vetches 49 

Flower Seeds 

Abronia 68 

Abutiloii 68 

Acroclinium tS 

Adlumia 67 

Adonis 68 

Ageratum .^5 

Alyssum 55 

Amarantus 68 

Ampelopsis 67 

Antirrhinum 55 

Aquilegia 68 

Arctotis grandis 68 

Asparagus 67 

Asters 54 

B.nlloon Vine 67 

Balsam .s5 

Balsam Apple ,S5 

Begonia 66 

Bellis. See Daisy. 

Brachycome 68 

Browallia 68 



Flower Seeds, con. 

PAGE 

Calliopsis 68 

Cacalia 68 

Calceolaria 66 

Calendula 68 

Campaimla 55 

Canary-Bird Vine 67 

Candytuft 56 

Cannas 68 

Canterbury Bell 55 

Carnations 56 

Castor-Oil Plant 65 

Celosia 57 

Centaurea 56 

Chrysanthemums 68-73 

Cineraria 66 

Clarkia 68 

Clematis 67 

Cleome 68 

Cobaea scandens 67 

Cockscomb 57 

Coleus 66 

Convolvulus 67 

Coreopsis 68 

Cornflower 56 

Cosmos 57 

Crotolaria 57 

Cyclamen 66 

Cypress Vine 67 

Dahlias 68 

Daisy 57 

Datura 68 

Delphinium 57 

Dianthus 58 

Digitalis 57 

Dollclios 67 

Dracaena 68 

Edelweiss 68 

Eschscholtzia 68 

Evening Primrose 68 

Everlasting Flowers 68 

F'erns 66 

Forget-me-nols 58 

Foxgloves 56 

Gaillardia 67 

Geranium 66 

Glowing Ball 59 

Gloxinia 66 

Godetia 68 

Gourds 67 

Grasses 68 

Grevillea 68 

Gypsophila 68 

Helianthns 65 

Heliotrope 69 

H ibiscus 69 

Hollyhocks 58 

Honeysuckle 73 

Humulus 67 

Ipomcea 67 

Jerusalem Cherry 69 



Flower Seeds, con. 

PAGE 

Kenilworth Ivy 67 

Kochia 59 

Lantana 69 

Larkspur 57-69 

Lathyrus 67 

Lobelia 59 

Love-in-a-Mist .S9 

Lychnis 69 

Marigold 59 

Marvel of Peru 69 

Matricaria 69 

Maurandia 67 

Mesembryanthemum 6g 

Mignonette 59 

Mimulus 69 

Moonflower 67 

Momordica balsamina 6g 

Momordica Charentia £9 

Morning-Glories 67 

Myosotis 58 

Nasturtiums 60 

Nicotiana 59 

Nigella 59 

Pansy 61 

Passion Flower 67 

Petunia 62 

Phlox 62 

Pinks 58 

Poppy 62 

Portulaca 69 

Primula 66 

Pyrethrum 69 

Ricinus 65 

Rudbeckia 69 

Sage. Scarlet 65 

Salpiglossis 69 

Salvia 65 

Scabiosa 6g 

Scarlet Runner Beans .... 67 

Schizanthus 69 

Sensitive Plant 6g 

Smilax 67 

Snapdragon 55 

Stevia 69 

Stocks 65 

Stokesia Cyanea 69 

Sunflower 65 

S wainsonia 66 

Sweet Peas 63, 60 

Sweet William 64 

Thunbergia 69 

Torenia 69 

Tropaeolum 67 

Verbena 65 

Violet 69-73 

Wallflower 69 

Wild Cucumber 67 

Wild Flower Garden 66 

Wistaria 73 

Zinnia 65 



Plants 

PACE 

American Wonder Lemon. 73 

Deutzia 73 

Dwarf Otaheite Orange 73 

Ferns 66 

Hydrangeas 73 

Japanese Kudzu\'ine 67 

Roses 73 

Spirea 73 

Strawberries, etc 74 

Vegetable Plants 45 

Bulbs 

Begonias, Tub.-rooted 70 

Caladiums 70 

Calla 70 

Cannas 70 

Cinnamon Vine 70 

Dahlias 70 

Gladioli 71 

Gloxinia . . .71 

Iris 71 

Lilies 70 

Lily-of-the- Valley 71 

Oxalis 71 

Peonies 71 

Tuberose 71 

Miscellaneous 

Asparagus Bunchers 13 

Bee Hives 79 

Books 53 

Dog Cakes 79 

Essays, Leaflets 53 

Farmogerm 53 

Farm and Garden Tools... 



Fruit Trees 

Grapes 

Incubators and Brooders... 

Insecticides 

Lawn Requisites 

Nut Trees 

Peach Pits 

Planet Jr. Tools ... 3d co\ 

Poultry Foods 

Poultry Supplies 

Requisites 

Shrubs, Hardy Ornamen- 
tal 

Small Fruits 

Spraying Devices 

Tape', Red 

Tools and Implements 

76. 77- 

Tree Seeds 

Vines. Climbing 67, 




Pups from this Stock $15 each 



Scotch Collie Dogs and 
Live Stock 

I invite correspondence on thoroughbred live stock of any 
kind. I always have on hand Scotch Collie Puppies, pedigreed 
and eligible to registry in the American Kennel Club Stud Book. 

PRICE SIO to SIB each 
JERSEY RED PIGS. 10 weeks old, $8 each, pair $15. 
BERKSHIRE PIGS. 10 weeks old, $10 each, pair $18. 
POULTRY OF ALL BREEDS. 

J. HORACE McF»nU>NO Co . HORTICULTUHAL PRINTERS. HARRISBURG, PA. 



80 



"Planet Jr." Drills, Wheel-Hoes and Cultivators 

SPECIAL "PLANET JR." TOOL CATALOGUE MAILED ON REQUEST 




No. 4 Hill and Drill Seeder 



These useful tools add much to the joy of gardening. With the Drills, the 
seeding may be done in one-fourth of the time required to do it by hand and far 
better, producing a more even crop and with a great saving of seed. With the 
Hill Droppers, there is also a great additional saving of labor in hoeing and thin- 
ning. The Wheel-Hoes, with their attachments for cultivating, hilling, furrowing, 
covering, etc., are great labor-savers, and their use is pleasant, easy exercise. 
They are 
built sub- 
stantially 
and will 
last with 
ordinary 
care for 
a long 
time and 
are easily 
operated 
by man or 
woman. 



"Planet Jr." Hill and Drill Seeders 

A good seed drill is one of the most important garden implements. 
The seeding may be done very much more rapidly than by hand and 
very much more evenly, producing a uniform crop and with con- 
siderable saving of seed. The Hill Droppers also make a great addi- 
tional saving of labor in hoeing and thinning. The New "Planet Jr." 
Hill and Drill Seeders are the very best seed planters made. They 
will sow seeds either in a continuous row (thick or thin, shallow or 
deep) or they may be set to plant any desired quantity of seed at 
regular distances apart, — 4, 6, 8, 12 or 24 in. They open the furrow, 
drop the seed, cover and roll it, and mark the ne.xt row at one opera- 
tion and as fast as a man can walk. The flow of seed may be instantly 
shut off, thus preventing waste when turning the end of a row. 



PRICES "PLANET JR." HILL AND DRILL 
SEEDERS 



No. 6 Combined Hill and Drill Seeder, Wheel-Hoe, 
Cultivator and Plow. The newest and best drill 
^ made 

No. 6 Hill and Drill Seeder, without attachments.. 

No. 5 Hill and Drill Seeder. A special size wilh 
large hopper for market-gardeners, sugar-beet 
growers, etc 

No. 4 Hill and Drill Seeders. Very popular size 

No. 4 Hill and Drill Seeder, combined with Single 
Wheel-Hoe, Cultivator and Plow 

No. 3 Hill and Drill Seeder. A popular size for 
market-gardeners, large pri\-ateand hotel gardens 

No. 25 Hill and Drill Seeder and Double Wheel- 
Hoe, Cultivator and Plow 



Wheel 
In. 


Capacity 
Qts. 


Price 




2 


$13 00 




2 


10 50 




5 


12 50 


II 


2 


8 50 


II 


2 


10 50 


15 


3 


I CO 


11 


2^. 


13 00 



"Planet Jr." Wheel -Hoes and Cultivators for 
Hand Power 

These Wheel Cultivators make the care of your garden a pleasure, 
enabling a man or woman to care for five times as much ground as 
could be done with the ordinary hoe. They are built substantially 
for all-day work, and will last a long time. 

Tlie Double Wheel-Hoes, while they work equally well between 
the rows of plants, are especially adapted for straddlitig one row, 
working close to both sides of the plants until they are 20 in. high. 

The Single Wheel-Hoes are rather lighter than the double wheel, 
and while the wheel can be set on the side of the frame, enabling 
both sides of one row to be hoed at one time, yet they are best 
adapted for working between two rows of plants. The attachments 
to either the Double or Single Wheel-Hoes include : 

The Cultivator. Teeth are made of best stamped steel, and it may 
be used for either stirring or cultivating the soil. 

The Flat Hoes. For hoeing and cutting off weeds near the surface. 
The 4-in. size are for rows under 12 in. wide, the 6-in. for wider rows. 

Thj Plows. Are for furrowing, covering, hilling up, etc. They will 
throw the earth either to or from the plants, as desired. 

The Rakes. Are for stirring, fining and leveling the surface and 
for earlj' cultivation, and are very useful. 

The Leaf Lifters. Turn aside the foliage so that the plants are not 
injured by the wheels and so that close work can be done rapidly 
and easily. 



PRICES "PLANET JR.' 
WHEEL-HOES 



No. 1 1 Double Wheel-Hoe . 
No. 12 
No. 13 

No. 16 Single 
No. 17 
No. 17H " 
No. 18 



Hoes 


Culti- 
vator 
Teeth 


Plows 


Rakes 


Leaf 
Lifters 


Price 


6-in. 


4-in. 


3-th. 


5-th. 


2 


2 


4 


2 


2 


2 


2 


$8 50 


2 




4 


2 






2 


6 50 


2 














4 25 


2 




3 


I 


I 


I 


I 


5 35 


2 




3 


I 








4 50 


2 




3 










4 00 


2 














3 00 




No. 16 Single Wheel Hoe at work, at Floracroft Gardens 

" Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivators 

These are splendid implements without a peer, as labor-savers. 
They are made entirely of steel, are light and easily handled, and 
yet the frames are e.xtra long and high and strong. The teeth, hoes, 
etc., are of the finest quality of steel, carefully and scientifically 
shaped and curved. The cultivator teeth can be set at different dis- 
tances; the seed hoes to the Horse-Hoe can be set so as to throw 
much or little soil either to or from the plants. The lever wheels regu- 
late the depth at which the machine runs. The lever expanders 
widen or narrow the implements to work in uneven rows and can be 
changed as the horse is moving. The handles can be adjusted to 
suit the operator. 



PRICE-UST OF "PLANET JR." HORSE-HOES 

No. 8 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator. Has lever expander 

and lever wheel and depth regulator. Runs steady as a clock 

No. 7 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator. Same as No. 8 except 

it has no dtpth regulator and does not run so steady 

No. 9 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator. Same as No. 7 except 

it lias a plain wheel seuing with bolts instead of the lever wheel 

No. 9 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator. Without any wheel . . . 
No. 4 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator. Has plain wheel and 

without expanders 

No. 4 "Planet Jr." Plain cultivator only, without wheel (wheel extra, 

75 cts.) 

"Planet Jr." 12-tooth Harrow, Cultivator and Pulverizer. Complete. 

"Planet Jr." 12-tooth Harrow, Cultivator. Without pulverizer 

"Planet Jr." 12-tooth Harrow. Without pulverizer and wheel 



$8 50 
8 00 

7 25 
6 50 

6 25 

4 00 

8 50 
6 qo 

5 70 



Farmers' No. 19 Single Wheel-Hoe. Is a cheaper tool for farmers' use and 
is a good efficient tool. Has large wheel, 3 cultivator steels, 2 shovel steels 
and a plow. Price, #3.25. 



Fire Fly Wheel Garden Plow. A large plow only, but a very efficient garden 
help. 52.25, 




"Planet Jr." 12-tooth Harrow at work 



219 MAi^ET STREET 
PHII^ADELPHIA • • PA.